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“Anglicans, YMCA, Scouts, Salvos join child sexual abuse redress scheme” & related article

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The Sydney Morning Herald 31 May 2018 — 4:03pm Four out of five child sexual abuse survivors will be covered by the $3.8 billion national redress scheme, following a decision by Anglicans, Salvos, the Scouts and YMCA to join the … Continue reading

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The archbishop, the paedophile priest, the compassionate church employee and the damage done

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The Newcastle Herald 26 May 2018 Joanne McCarthy Rejected: Newcastle woman Anthea Halpin whose failed attempts to meet with Archbishop Philip Wilson in 2008 have changed history. Picture: Simone De Peak. IT’S one of the most spectacular own goals in … Continue reading

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“Cardinal Pell living at Sydney seminary ahead of historic sex abuse hearing” & related articles

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By Lucie Morris-Marr, CNN Updated 3:22 AM ET, Wed January 10, 2018 Source: CNN Story highlights Pell revealed to be living at Australian seminary as he awaits key court hearing Evidence in the sexual abuse case will be heard from … Continue reading

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WA bishop hired paedophile priest despite previous sex abuse, letters reveals

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WA Today 13 July 2017 Documents tendered to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse have revealed that Bunbury Bishop John Goody agreed to hire a priest in 1959 – despite knowing he had previously sexually abused a number of … Continue reading

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“Senior Vatican official Cardinal George Pell facing multiple sex assault charges in Australia” & related articles & VIDEO

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The Telegraph   UK 29 June 2017 • 4:59am Jonathan Pearlman, Sydney Cardinal George Pell has been charged with multiple child sex offences in Australia Credit: Reuters Cardinal George Pell, one of the most powerful figures in the Vatican and Australia’s most senior Catholic, … Continue reading

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“Sexual abuse survivor Andrew Collins has called on Ballarat Diocese Bishop Paul Bird to resign” & related articles

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The Standard   (Australia) 3 Apr 2017, 3:30 p.m Rachael [email protected] Abuse survivor Andrew Collins. Photo: Eddie Jim CLERGY sexual abuse survivor Andrew Collins has called on Ballarat Diocese Bishop Paul Bird to resign after he refuted calls to remove plaques which … Continue reading

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“Christian Brothers ‘will disappear from Australia’ because of ageing membership” & related articles

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The Catholic order’s youngest brother is in his 50s, royal commission told, as leader defends legal action The Guardian Australian Associated Press Wednesday 22 February 2017 08.41 GMT 22 February 2017 The Brothers spent $1.5m defending the convicted abuser Robert Best, … Continue reading

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“Archbishop makes explosive claim at Royal Commission” & related articles

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The Archbishop of Sydney has made an explosive claim about the church’s response to child sex abuse allegations. 23 February 2017 Starts at 60 Writers Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher fronted the Royal Commission today. Source: YouTube No doubt you’ve been … Continue reading

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Australian catholic church pays $212m to abuse victims

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billsinsider.com Feb 17, 2017 By Violet Tucker “The Commission’s experience is that many survivors face barriers which deter them from reporting abuse to authorities and to the institution in which the abuse occurred”, Furness said. According to data released February … Continue reading

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Assessment for clergy candidates flawed, sex inquiry hears

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The Courier 14 Feb 2017, 6:30 p.m. Melissa Cunningham @MeljCunningham Clergy sexual abuse victims Gordon Hill and Emma Furness at the child abuse hearing in Sydney. A lack of understanding and compassion may have caused Catholic priests to hear the confessions of clergy … Continue reading

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