Lord Hope of Thornes, the former Archbishop of York, has denied he was involved in "covering up" allegations that a senior Church of England clergyman abused children.
The Times newspaper today reported that the Very Rev Robert Waddington stands accused of abusing choirboys and school pupils.
– Lord Hope of Thornes
I didn’t report to the police. With hindsight, probably there ought to have been [a report]. He [Robert Waddington] was in such a fragile and frail state.
I would strongly resist any suggestion that I was in the business of covering up anything. I would absolutely deny that. There’s no way I was interested in any cover up.