Australian archbishop Philip Wilson guilty of concealing child sex abuses

Source: BBC

In 2012, then PM Julia Gillard set up a royal commission, the country’s highest form of public inquiry, to look into institutional responses to child sexual abuse. By the time it had published its final report in December last year, it had handled 42,000 calls and referred more than 2,500 cases to the authorities. It said institutions including churches, schools and sports clubs had “seriously failed” to protect children.Catholic institutions came in for particular criticism. The president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Denis Hart, offered an “unconditional” apology.PM Malcolm Turnbull said “a national tragedy” had been exposed.


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