I continue to appreciate your service to global Anglicanism. I note your comments regarding the appointment of the Reverend Dr Sarah Macneil to be the next Bishop of Grafton (I also note a warm and generous welcome she has received). She will be facing a huge challenge in her service to God, the Church and the community, especially because of the horrific abuse some clergy and employees of the church have done.
I would commend to your readers the work of the Royal Commission into Instuitutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Primate of Australia, my Archbishop, Philip Aspinall of Brisbane advocated for such a commission led by the Australian government. It is the highest possible legal inquiry in the Commonwealth of Australia. It has been working all this year and will continue to do so examining a whole range of institutions, including the Anglican Church. Their web site is http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au
Anyone who has knowledge or experience of abuse should report to this Commission, and the police, of course.
Gold Coast North Anglican Church
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
26 November 2013