Australian bishops appoint lay commission to coordinate response to sex-abuse scandal
December 13, 2012
The Catholic hierarchy in Australia has set up a Truth, Justice, and Healing Commission to coordinate its response to a government commission investigating sexual abuse of children.
The commission will be led by two laymen: Barry O’Keefe, a former chief judge on the Supreme Court of New South Wales and member of an Independent Commission against Corruption; and Francis Sullivan, the secretary-general of the Australian Medical Association and former head of Catholic Health Australia.
The new group will be asked to advise the Australian bishops, respond to the government inquiry, and maintain relationships with the victims of sexual abuse.
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