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Melbourne priest says sex-abuse policy 'too self-protecting'

August 11, 2009

An influential priest in Melbourne, Australia, has called for a change in the archdiocesan policies for handling sex-abuse cases. Father Kevin Dillon spoke out after Archbishop Denis Hart rejected victims' calls for a change in the "Melbourne Response." While the archbishop insisted that the policy has delivered fair treatment for abuse victims, Father Dillon said that the archdiocese was "too self-protecting for its own good."

 


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