May 22, 2005

Clear goals on sex-abuse fight

The Advertiser

ADELAIDE's new Anglican Archbishop will invoke diplomacy and prayer to deal with a dilemma of his appointment.

The Right Reverend Jeffrey Driver is an Essendon supporter in the AFL and family friend of captain James Hird.

"We're going to have to have dual citizenship at best," he said yesterday.

"I'm quite seriously going to have to say some very serious prayers about this."

The Bishop of Gippsland, east of Melbourne, will take up the position vacated by the Reverend Dr Ian George, who was a very public Power supporter.

The Power defeated Essendon by 19 points in their Saturday night clash at AAMI Stadium.

While he made light of his football allegiance, Bishop Driver was earnest in his commitment to healing within the Anglican Church in Adelaide.

He said the diocese had made progress in responding to the needs of sexual abuse victims in the church. "I'm absolutely committed to a process of healing that's appropriate, that's transparent and is full," he said.

Posted by kshaw at May 22, 2005 11:19 AM