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Cardinal blocked clerical sex abuse inquiry in Scotland

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RTE News  World Updated: 18:06, Friday, 23 August 2013 Cardinal Keith O’Brien blocked the inquiry a year before resigning over his own inappropriate sexual conduct Disgraced Cardinal Keith O’Brien blocked an independent inquiry into cases of historic sexual abuse a … Continue reading

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Cardinal Pell to give evidence in Victorian clergy child abuse inquiry

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The Australian Times (London, UK) 02 April 2013 By Paul Bleakley Catholic Cardinal George Pell will appear before a Victorian inquiry into child sexual abuse within weeks, at a time when the church has proposed sweeping changes to its handling … Continue reading

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Imported priests pose risk, church abuse inquiry told

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Thew Age (Australia) November 10, 2012 The inquiry heard from Jane Vanderstoel, executive officer of the Western Region Centre Against Sexual Assault; Karen Hogan, manager of the Gatehouse Centre at the Royal Children’s Hospital; and Patrick Tidmarsh, a Victoria Police … Continue reading

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Calls to widen clergy inquiry across state

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Stock & Land (Victoria, Australia) 10 Nov, 2012 04:00 AM SEAN NICHOLLS, JOSEPHINE TOVEY A SPECIAL commission of inquiry with the powers of a royal commission will examine claims of interference in police investigations of alleged paedophile priests in the … Continue reading

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Church abuse inquiry told of cover-up

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The Ballarat Inquirer (Australia) Nov. 10, 2012, 4 a.m. By  TOM McILROY DAMNING reports of historic sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the Ballarat and Warrnambool regions was included in evidence to a state inquiry yesterday. Representatives of the Broken … Continue reading

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Hope for victims in church abuse inquiry

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news.com.au October 26, 2012  2:38PM Paul Mulvey AAP AS Victoria’s assistant police commissioner gave condemning evidence against the Catholic Church, sexual abuse victims and their families were brought to tears. But for once in this shameful saga, they weren’t sad … Continue reading

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Punishment, penance should come via a royal commission

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The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) Opinion October 27, 2012 Michael Short Journalist ONE of the most fundamental responsibilities of government is to protect the community’s most vulnerable citizens. Children are achingly vulnerable. They have a right to be able to … Continue reading

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“Cardinal George Pell says he was out of the country when boy told of rape by priest ” & related article

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The Australian News From: AAP October 12, 2012 7:50AM Cardinal George Pell at St Mary Cathedral. Picture: Pellegrini Source: The Daily Telegraph AUSTRALIA’S most powerful Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, says a claim that he was present when a boy raped … Continue reading

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“Police slam Catholic Church” & related article

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The Age October 11, 2012 Jane Lee VICTORIA Police has launched a scathing attack on the Catholic Church, accusing it of deliberately impeding its investigations into child abuse. In a submission to the parliamentary inquiry into the handling of child … Continue reading

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“Anglican priests defrocked over abuse claims” & “Fears Anglican abuse linked to Catholics”

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ABC News Australia 10 September 2012 By Giselle Wakatama Newcastle’s Anglican Bishop Brian Farran has defrocked three priests over child sex allegations, including a member of the upper echelons of the church. Bishop Farran has acted on an Anglican Professional … Continue reading

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