Wednesday, May 07, 2003

Fallout continues from church child abuse inquiry

The fallout from the report into child abuse within the Brisbane Anglican Church looks likely to continue today.

It is expected a private settlement will be announced to terminate the position held by Gilbert Case as head of the Anglican Schools office, an appointment made by Dr Peter Hollingworth when he was archbishop of Brisbane.

Mr Case was criticised in the report for dismissing student complaints against paedophile teacher Kevin Lynch at Brisbane's St Paul's private school.

At the time the report was released, Brisbane Archbishop Phillip Aspinall said Mr Case's situation would be considered.

"The situation is made more complex because Mr Case was appointed to his current position by the diocese when there was more or less full knowledge of the matters associated with Lynch at St Paul's school," he said.

I'll say it again ...

"His (former) Grace is a bloody disgrace."

Editor's note: Hmm...looks like an open and shut Case to me.

Awarded to the Governor General for services to the noble art of sweeping under the carpet.