Welby: More Church abuse claims could come to light

The Archbishop of Canterbury says he expects more allegations of child abuse within the Church of England to come to the fore as a wide-ranging inquest gets underway.

Asked on BBC's The Andrew Marr Show if he expected more such stories in the wake of Baroness Butler-Sloss' probe, Justin Welby said: "It is becoming clearer and clearer that for many, many years, things were not dealt with as they should have been dealt with.

"We must show justice to survivors of abuse - that is the first and absolute principal," he said.

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Theresa May: 'No regrets' over Butler-Sloss appointment

Theresa May has defended the appointment of Baroness Butler-Sloss to the wide-ranging inquiry into allegations of child abuse at a number of institutions saying she had no regrets about the decision.