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Archbishop Coleridge at a media conference outlining the Church's response to the Royal Commission findings.
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New laws further sign that abuse prevention is Church priority

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has welcomed Pope Francis’ new document on the investigation and reporting of abuse within Church settings, which enshrines some measures long in place in Australia but also makes new provisions that will give greater impetus to the Church’s safeguarding efforts in this country.

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Call for peaceful politics

Australia’s Catholic bishops have called for respect and understanding in the Federal Election campaign, reminding Australians they all have a part to play in combating “crude tribalism” and promoting peaceful public debate.