VIC­TIMS CAUGHT UP IN CHURCH SALES

Sunday Tasmanian - - NEWS -

THE Angli­can Church has this re­dress so wrong (“Bap­tism of ire”, Sun­day Tas­ma­nian, Septem­ber 30).

The Bishop should have dealt with the re­dress sep­a­rately from the sale of the churches.

This has many vic­tims feel­ing they are in the mid­dle of this squab­ble and re­spon­si­ble for all the heartache com­mu­ni­ties are suf­fer­ing.

All the empty rec­to­ries and va­cant land should have been sold and the re­dress com­pleted, and then the Bishop should have con­sulted the com­mu­ni­ties and fam­i­lies of the de­ceased on the church and ceme­tery sales.

It just goes to show some don’t live in the real world.

We came across this when we had the in­quiry into past adop­tion prac­tices and child wel­fare.

The Bishop should take it back to the Synod to be dis­cussed again, and while he is at it re­think the bap­tism at Both­well. Chris­tine Burke Clare­mont

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