SALE OF THE CENTURY
THE Anglican Church in Tasmania will go ahead with a plan to sell 108 properties, including 76 churches, as it moves to fund redress for survivors of child sexual abuse.
The Church Synod yesterday voted to sell the properties as part of the effort to raise more than $8 million to compensate past victims.
“Today is a great day for survivors of sexual abuse who have been damaged by the historic failures of the Anglican Church in Tasmania to care for children,” Bishop Richard Condie said.
But some parishioners are determined to fight the ruling.
“People are devastated that the church sale is happening, it’s very, very sad and very, very cruel,” said Roseanne Heyward, of Koonya.