Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Bill Wright’

Special Aussie abuse report scathing about senior clergy Comments 0

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

An Australian investigation about police handling of abuse in the Church has found evidence to warrant prosecution of a senior church official. A special commission was set up after accusations that a police investigation into child sexual abuse allegations in Maitland-Newcastle diocese was a sham. Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox asserted there was a “Catholic Read more

Sex abuse costing Aust. diocese more than $19 million Comments 1

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Out-of-court settlements for victims of sex abuse are predicted to total more than $NZ19 million in the Australian diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, where a lawyer says the concentration of claims is far higher than in any other diocese in the country. The diocese, in the Hunter Valley north of Sydney, has settled at least 78 claims, Read more