Posts Tagged ‘John Ellis’

Reports damn Aussie Church responses to abuse victims Comments 0

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Reports released by an Australian royal commission have condemned the way the Catholic Church acted towards sexual abuse victims in several cases. On February 11, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released reports on the John Ellis case and on the Church’s Towards Healing protocol. The four cases dealt with in Read more

Cardinal Pell makes personal apology to clergy abuse victim Comments 0

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Cardinal George Pell has publicly apologised in person to a victim of child sex abuse by a priest at Royal Commission hearings in Sydney. This followed an apology to John Ellis in statement by the cardinal that was previously sent to the commission. Continue reading   Related Posts:Melbourne education officials reject Pell claims on priestPell Read more

Cardinal Pell admits abuse response was set up to avoid damages Comments 1

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Cardinal George Pell has admitted that he wanted to avoid big damages verdicts when he set up a response to deal with child sex abuse complaints in the Church. Cardinal Pell said this in giving evidence before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse in Sydney. The Melbourne Response, which Cardinal Pell 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