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Catholic Church confirms entry into national redress scheme

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia have today confirmed that the Church will enter the national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse when that becomes possible under national legislation.

‘Since as early as 2013, the Catholic Church has called for a national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse,’ ACBC president Archbishop Mark Coleridge has stated.

Statement from ACBC President Archbishop Mark Coleridge on Archbishop Wilson’s decision to stand aside

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference 
 
Archbishop Philip Wilson has today been found guilty of failing to inform police about allegations of child sexual abuse. Archbishop Wilson maintained his innocence throughout this long judicial process. It is not yet clear if he will appeal the verdict.
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