Senior clerics to testify at NSW inquiry on abuse cover-up

Three senior Catholic Church officials — including the Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide — will testify at an inquiry into the alleged cover-up of child sex abuse in a New South Wales diocese.

The NSW inquiry on abuse will look at whether the Church protected predatory priests in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

The inquiry will also hear evidence from Father Brian Lucas, the secretary of the Australian Catholic Bishop’s Conference, and the retired bishop of the Maitland-Newcastle, Bishop Michael Malone.

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