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“Second man charged over Fort Augustus Abbey school abuse claims” & related articles from 2013 and 2014 giving background on Fort Augustus Abbey School scandal

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BBC News 19 February 2014 A second man has been charged in relation to the abuse of pupils at a former Catholic boarding school. Police Scotland said the 63-year-old from the west of Scotland had been charged in connection with … Continue reading

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Fort Augustus Abbey School ( Sins of Our Fathers – BBC Scotland )

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An excellent video, and very informative, particularly in light of the fact that Fort August Abbey is  the school at which Father Robert MacKenzie, a former Benedictine monk,  taught at in Scotland. For reasons unknown in 1988  Father MacKenzie relocated … Continue reading

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Revealed: Sexual predator Jimmy Savile was regular visitor to Catholic school at centre of abuse scandal

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FORMER BBC presenter was frequently invited to Fort Augustus Abbey by Benedictine Order monks. The Daily Record 07:42, 1 AUG 2013 Updated13:35, 1 AUG 2013 By   Mark McGivern Jimmy Savile photographed in the library at Fort Augustus Catholic school (Photo: … Continue reading

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MacKenzie: Father Robert MacKenzie

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Robert MacKenzie Father Robert MacKenzie Father Bob Ian Robert MacKenzie Scottish-born priest.  Ordained  in Edinburgh, Scotland 15 July 1956.  Originally was a Benedictine priest in Scotland – taught at Carlekemp and Fort Augustus Abbey School  in Scotland before moving to Canada … Continue reading

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“4,444 victims: extent of abuse in Catholic church in Australia revealed” & related articles

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The Guardian (Australia) Monday 6 February 2017 00.16 GMT Last modified on Monday 6 February 2017 13.42 GMT Christopher Knaus @knausc 37% of all private sessions royal commission held with survivors related to the Catholic church The average age of alleged victims … Continue reading

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Here is the shocking opening address to the royal commission about child abuse in the Catholic church

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Sky News (skynews.com.au) Feb 6, 2017, 1:34 PM Simon Thomsen Senior counsel assisting Gail Furness SC addresses the royal commission. Source: screenshot The royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse opened its first hearings for 2017 in Sydney … Continue reading

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“New files reveal decades of abuse in Los Angeles Catholic churches” & related articles

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Hundreds of pages of secret church files shed light on the careers of a dozen priests, brothers and nuns accused of sexually abusing children while working in Southern California parishes for decades. NY Daily News Thursday, August 1, 2013, 8:45 … Continue reading

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Why not vilify this villain?

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A reminder that there is a court date tomorrow for Father John Sullivan in North Bay, Ontario: 09:30 am,  Tuesday 05  February 2013, courtroom  # 101, “to be spoken to,” North Bay, Ontario court house (360 Plouffe Street) As I said … Continue reading

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Sander: Father Placidus Sander osb

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Father Placidus Sanders Dom Placide Sander Dom Placidus Sander Father Harold Vincent Sanders The Canadian Catholic church Directories spell his last name without the “s” – SANDER.  Media coverage spells his surname SanderS.  I have opted to go with the … Continue reading

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Catholic monks faced child abuse investigation, school admits

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Downside School apologises to parents over revelations resulting from police examination of school records theguardian.co.uk 14 January 2012 Richard White was jailed for sexually abusing two boys in the 1980s. Photograph: Avon & Somerset Police/PA Seven Roman Catholic monks with … Continue reading

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