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.
A former choirboy who claims he was groomed and abused by an Anglican priest has told ITV News the Church of England helped to cover it up.
A former Archbishop of York has denied covering up allegations that a senior Church of England clergyman sexually abused choirboys.