Posts Tagged ‘National Office for Professional Standards (NOPS)’

Vatican authorities order second investigation of former Dunedin priest

Monday, October 11th, 2021
NZ Herald

The Vatican has ordered a further investigation into the behaviour of Fr Fivins Chittilappilly. Chittilappilly had been working in New Zealand as an assistant priest in Mercy Parish South Dunedin since January 2020. However, following a complaint of sexual harassment from an adult woman, towards the end of last year, he was stood down from Read more

Independent investigation into Dunedin Catholic Bishop John Kavanagh

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

An independent investigation into the way Dunedin Catholic Bishop John Kavanagh handled sexual abuse complaints has begun. The New Zealand bishops’ conference (NZBC) says these concerns involved a number of victims of abuse in the Dunedin Diocese who had complained that Kavanagh had not properly dealt with their complaints of sexual abuse by priests. The Read more