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Abbot suddenly resigns from Portsmouth Abbey

The Portsmouth Abbey School has announced their abbot has suddenly resigned after admitting misconduct.

A letter was sent to the parents and staff from the school’s board regarding Rev. Dom Caedmon Holmes’ resignation.

According to the letter, Holmes’ resignation is followed by his “acknowledgment of personal struggles involving conduct inconsistent with our expectations and with the Benedictine ideals.”

The school officials also say they are not aware that Holmes’ conduct affected any students.

Additionally, the letter indicates that an independent law firm has been assigned to follow up with any further issues or concerns

This abrupt resignation comes in the midst of a sex abuse scandal from another near by school that has stirred up controversy; the St. George's School in Middletown, a private boarding school, where dozens of former students were raped and molested by several former staff members.



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