22 December 2018, The Tablet

Director of Anglican Centre resigns over sexual misconduct claims


Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi was appointed director just over a year ago


Director of Anglican Centre resigns over sexual misconduct claims

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, introduces Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi to Pope Francis ahead of his installation as Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome in October 2017.
Photo: Anglican Centre/Facebook

The director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, has resigned following an allegation of sexual misconduct.

In a statement posted on the centre's Facebook page, the governors say: "The governors of the Anglican Centre in Rome have accepted the resignation of its director Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi following his suspension last week over an allegation of sexual misconduct. The governors are now taking urgent steps to appoint an interim director, who will also act as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s representative to the Holy See."

The centre is urging anyone with a safeguarding concern or requiring support to contact safeguarding@churchofengland.org

Anglican News reported that the Anglican Centre in Rome is the permanent Anglican Communion presence in Rome and its director is also the Archbishop of Canterbury’s personal representative to the Holy See.

Archbishop Ntahoturi was appointed director just over a year ago, moving from Burundi where he was primate. 

Bishop Stephen Platten, chair of governors, recently announced he is to retire at the end of the year.  


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