This just in.
Phil Johnson, a dedicated campaigner for those who have been sexually abused by Church ministers and officials, has kindly shared the following with us, and we add his latest update about the Diocese of Chichester below:
“After receiving an apology two years ago from the Bishop of Chichester, citing ‘deception and cover-up’ within the church, abuse victim and survivor Gary Johnson challenges last week’s assertion by the current Bishop for Safeguarding in Sussex, Mark Sowerby, that there is no evidence to support a cover-up.
Gary makes the powerful point that Mark Sowerby wants to see evidence before he will believe in cover-up of collusion despite the fact that he is a senior figure in an organisation which based entirely on faith.
One might ask what evidence he has for the existence of God?”