Resignation Archbishop Herft
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Petition Calling on Archbishop Roger Herft to Resign
Due to the preliminary adverse findings made against you by the Royal Commission in Case Study 42, we request that you resign from your position as Archbishop of Perth with immediate effect and in advance of your retirement on 7 July 2017".
Your retirement announcement stated.
The Archbishop of Perth, The Most Reverend Roger Herft, informed the Diocesan Council today of his decision to retire a year ahead of schedule, namely 7 July 2017. The Archbishop will continue to take accrued leave until that date.
DOP Communique 15 Dec 2016
On 10 October 2016, you voluntarily stood aside from your role as Archbishop.
I have decided to voluntarily stand aside from my role, function and duties as Archbishop of Perth and Metropolitan of Western Australia with immediate effect. This will include all duties including ordinations, pastoral visits, public functions, Synod, Diocesan Council, correspondence and other related engagements.
I have taken this decision after much prayer, thought and consultation with my advisors to allow for mission and ministry of the Diocese of Perth to flourish
I believe this is the appropriate decision while I focus my attention on the Royal Commission’s ongoing inquiry into the Diocese of Newcastle.
I am humbled by the courage and fortitude of survivors and victims of child sexual abuse as they continue to bear witness to their stories of suffering.
In a Statement to the Royal Commission on 30/08/2016, you stated
I have listened to the witnesses and the survivors and heard their stories, I have become aware of the sacred trust that the people of this region placed upon me, I have let them down and let them down badly, let down the survivors in ways that remorse itself is a very poor emotion to even express. “
30/08/2016 (C164) C17460 R A HERFT (Ms Sharp) Transcript produced by DTI
We request that you resign your position as Archbishop of Perth with immediate effect.
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