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Bishop O'Kelly responds to Pell decision

As news of the Victorian Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold the conviction of Cardinal George Pell reverberated around the world, Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ urged people to be sensitive to the needs of all.

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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.


Rome summit

A special meeting of the presidents of bishops’ conferences in Rome next month, convened by Pope Francis to discuss child sexual abuse, will include a penitential liturgy and testimonies of survivors.