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Catholic agencies supporting asylum seekers and refugees respond to... Catholic agencies supporting asylum seekers and refugees respond to...

Catholic agencies supporting asylum seekers and refugees respond to...

Friday 22 September 2017

Media and Communications OfficeCatholic agencies supporting asylum seekers and refugees have met to discuss their response to the federal government’s withdrawal of financial and housing support from detainees from Manus Island and Nauru who were brought to Australia for medical and mental health treatment.Fr Joe Caddy, Episcopal Vicar, Social Services, together with representatives from Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project, Cabrini Health, CatholicCare, Catholic Social Services, Edmund Rice Community and Refugee Services, Jesuit Social Services, Melbourne Catholic Migrant and Refugee...

Pope says church was late fighting abuse, promises ‘zero tolerance’

Friday 22 September 2017

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service
 
Pope Francis has endorsed an approach of ‘zero tolerance’ toward all members of the church guilty of sexually abusing minors or vulnerable adults.
 
Having listened to abuse survivors and having made what he described as a mistake in approving a more lenient set of sanctions against an Italian priest abuser, the pope said he has decided whoever has been proven guilty of abuse has no right to an appeal, and he will never grant a papal pardon.
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