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Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

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Report calls out clericalism

A national centre for Catholic leadership and governance, involving women in the selection and formation of seminarians, giving lay people input into the placement of parish priests, making diocesan pastoral councils mandatory and maintaining a strong Catholic media…

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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.

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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.

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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.