At the beginning of this year, we wrote about a bishop who had for many years seemingly been protected not just by The Church, but by high profile figures such as ex Child Abuse Inquiry chair Baroness Butler-Sloss amidst allegations of child abuse.
In a remarkable turn of events, Bishop Peter Ball has now admitted to sexually abusing young men – and the Archbishop of Canterbury has countered with a full scale investigation into how this bishop was able to do so for decades.
Bishop Peter Ball admitted to several counts of indecent assault and misconduct in Public Office. He will be sentenced tomorrow (Wednesday).
For more details on this case, and Bishop Ball’s admission which he made last month, website The Shameful Truth, which is managed and run by Phil Johnson, a child abuse campaigner and victim of Bishop Ball, has excellent coverage of the events as they happened.
The following You Tube videos also offer more information:
Many thanks to Phil Johnson for alerting us to this development and for links to the You Tube news items.