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Australian bishop 'emphatically denies' child-abuse charge, will appear in court

Catholic World News - June 30, 2014

Bishop Max Davis, who heads the ordinariate serving Australia’s armed forces, has been charged with sexual abuse.

Bishop Davis will appear in court on July 25 in response to the charge, which stems from an alleged incident in 1969, two years before his ordination to the priesthood. “The bishop emphatically denies the allegation and the charge will be defended,” his office announced. However, the bishop has stepped down from a military advisory committee while the legal process runs its course.

Francis Sullivan, who heads the Truth Justice Healing Council set up by the Australian hierarchy, said that Bishop Davis “has done the right thing and stepped aside.” He emphasized that the charges have not been proven, but said that “every allegation of child abuse needs to be examined.”

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