May 17, 2006

Retired priest supports payout plan


A retired Anglican priest has welcomed moves to cut millions of dollars from the budget of the Anglican Church in South Australia to fund a $4 million payout to sexual abuse victims.

Thirty-six people who were allegedly abused by Anglican youth worker Robert Brandenburg are close to settling a class action against the church.

The retired priest, Andrew King, was a vocal critic of the church's handling of sex abuse complaints under former archbishop Ian George.

He says the settlement will bring some closure for the victims.

Posted by kshaw at May 17, 2006 06:45 AM