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Archbishop's child abuse probe

The Archbishop of York has launched an independent investigation into child abuse allegations. A former Archbishop of York has been accused of covering up allegations that a senior Church of England clergyman had abused choirboys and school pupils.

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Cathedral 'shocked' about former Dean abuse claims

Manchester Cathedral said it was "shocked and saddened" to learn that a former Dean, the Very Rev Robert Waddington, allegedly abused a chorister.

We are shocked and saddened by the nature of these allegations relating to events in the early 1980’s.

We want to reassure parents and congregation members that for a number of years Manchester Cathedral has had in place a robust child protection policy with CRB checks made on all clergy and those who work with specifically with children.

– Manchester Cathedral spokesperson

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