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Church marks National Apology anniversary

The Catholic Church in Australia has made significant progress in responding to the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse, Archbishop Mark Coleridge said today on the anniversary of the National Apology to survivors and victims.


Commitment to fight abuse

Pope Francis made a “heartfelt appeal for an all-out battle” against the abuse of children in his final address at the Rome Summit on the Protection of Minors in the Church.


Action must follow Summit: Coleridge

Action must follow whatever happens at the Summit on the Protection of Minors being held at the Vatican this week, says Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Mark Coleridge who is in Rome for the important meeting of bishops from around the world.


Never again: Church leaders' pledge

Catholic Church leaders have vowed that the Church’s shameful history will never be repeated as they accept 98 per cent of the recommendations of the Royal commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.