Australian Church leaders promise major reforms for handling absue
Catholic World News - October 03, 2013
An independent council created by the Australian Catholic bishops to study the handling of sex-abuse complaints has promised a full set of reforms, to be proposed to the Australian hierarchy early next year.
The Truth, Justice, and Healing Council told a government investigatory commission that Church leaders recognize the need to “do better when we are dealing with victims of sexual abuse” and protecting the innocence of children. The proposals for reform will include the appointment of independent experts to set financial compensation for abuse victims, and an independent board to set policies for child-protection.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!