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Australia: Church will cooperate fully with royal commission probe on sexual abuse

January 21, 2013

Catholic Church leaders in Australia have promised to cooperate fully with a royal commission investigating the handling of sex-abuse cases.

Francis Sulivan, the head of an independent commission appointed by the Australian bishops to coordinate the Church’s response to the abuse inquiry, said that the Church would release sex-abuse victims from any confidentiality agreements they have signed, allowing them to testify before the royal commission.


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