Senior figures in the Church of England "colluded" with a former bishop who abused young men, an independent review has found. Further details can be found on the BBC's website.
This report does not get right to the heart of the matter. The truth is that not only does the hierarchy of Church of England care far more about the "good name" of the institution than it does about the people it is charged to care for, it does, in fact, deliberately hurt those same people in order to protect the Church's reputation. The following audio file contains an interview with the Reverend Graham Sawyer, a survivor of Peter Ball's sexual predation on teenage boys. I know that Graham is telling the truth about the way he and other abuse victims have been vilified and plotted against by the church and that he is doing so without exaggeration because, although my "crimes" are whistleblowing and clinical depression, the way in which I have been treated by the Church of England (especially it's bishops and archdeacons) is pretty much the same as they way he has been treated by the same people.
Graham Sawyer Interview
The Church of England has proved itself to be an agency of evil. The way it treats its injured members is disgraceful. It is sick, It is Satanic.
One thing is for certain. This report will not stop the bishops working together to cover up their pastoral mistakes. The private phone calls and off the record conversations will continue.