SALE OF THE CEN­TURY

Sunday Tasmanian - - Front Page - HE­LEN KEMP­TON

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.

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