Anglican leader regrets attack on Catholic Church

6/4/10

The leader of the world’s Anglicans has expressed “deep sorrow and regret” for saying the Catholic Church in Ireland was “losing all credibility” over the paedophile priests scandal. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams apologised to Diarmuid Martin, the Archbishop of Dublin and one of Ireland’s most senior Catholics for “difficulties which may have been created” by the remarks. Archbishop Martin had earlier said he was “stunned” by the “unequivocal and unqualified” comments, which were made in a BBC radio interview to be broadcast on Monday.

See: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/04/04/2863753.htm?section=justin; Irish Catholic Church ‘losing all credibility’; http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/04/03/2863733.htm; Jews outraged at Vatican scandal comparison; http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/04/04/2863747.htm?section=justin