Australian Prime Minister To Issue National Apology For Child Sexual Abuse

Source: NPR

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he will offer a national apology to victims of institutional child sexual abuse before the end of the year.

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It comes after a five-year investigation by a government commission found that 7 percent of Catholic priests allegedly sexually abused childrenbetween 1950 and 2010.

“We owe it to the survivors not to waste this moment and we must continue to be guided by their wishes,” Turnbull told Australia’s House of Representatives Thursday. He said a “survivor-focused reference group” would help to write the apology.

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