Dr John Sentamu
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Archbishop of York 'sorry and ashamed' at abuse

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has apologised to victims of sexual abuse by a former cathedral dean.

Dr Sentamu was responding to a report into how abuse allegations against the Very Rev Robert Waddington, formerly dean of Manchester, were handled.

His predecessor was criticised for not acting on allegations in the report, which found "systemic failures" within the Church of England.

The archbishop told the BBC's Caroline Wyatt he was "very sorry and ashamed" at the findings.

  • 22 Oct 2014
  • From the section UK
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