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National

New guidelines for responding to abuse

The Catholic Church is developing new national policy guidelines to strengthen and standardise Church authorities’ responses to historical and contemporary concerns and allegations of abuse of children and vulnerable adults.

International

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.