New Zealand primates say church should be included in state abuse inquiry

Posted Mar 26, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] A Royal Commission of Inquiry established to investigate historical abuse in state care in New Zealand should be expanded to include the role of the church-related bodies, the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia said. In a letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Children’s Minister Tracey Martin, Archbishops Winston Halapua and Philip Richardson said that the decision to ask for churches to be included in the Inquiry was made by the Standing Committee of the province’s General Synod when it met earlier this month.

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