the founder of Australian megachurch Hillsong, stepped down from his role as global senior pastor amid an internal investigation

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into allegations of misconduct towards two women, the church announced on Wednesday.

"We would like to advise you that Pastor Brian Houston has resigned as Global Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church, and the board has accepted his resignation,

the church said in a statement. "We acknowledge that change is needed.

We have committed to an independent review of our governance structure and processes," it continued.

On Friday, Hillsong issued its first statement on the matter, saying the founder had "breached"

the church's "Pastor's Code of Conduct" following an investigation into harassment complaints from two women.

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