Posts Tagged ‘NSW police’

Bishop will most certainly forgive Sydney attacker

Thursday, April 18th, 2024

Assyrian Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel will “most certainly” forgive the teen who stabbed him several times during a church service in Sydney on Monday, says a neighbouring clergyman. Emmanual and another priest injured while trying to defend him were rushed to hospital after the incident. The 16-year old offender was arrested at the scene. “I Read more

Acquitted Waihopai spy station priest faces new charges

Monday, August 22nd, 2022
Waihopai Spy Station

Acquitted Waihopai spy station priest Peter Murnane O.P. is denying accusations he took part in an illegal Blockade Australia protest. Murnane became a household name in New Zealand in 2010. He had been charged with burglary and wilful damage to the Waihopai spy base near Blenheim – charges the High Court acquitted Murnane and two Read more

Inquiry confirms NSW police ‘arrangement’ with Church

Friday, June 26th, 2015

An Australian inquiry has found an arrangement between police and the Catholic Church resulted in complaints of child sex abuse not being investigated. A Police Integrity Commission has recommended that New South Wales police reconsider the practice of “blind reporting”. This involves the names of alleged victims of child abuse and other details being deleted Read more

Archbishop of Adelaide charged with concealing abuse

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide has been charged by police with concealing a child abuse allegation. Archbishop Wilson, who is vice-president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, faces one count of concealing a child sex allegation made against the late Hunter priest Fr Jim Fletcher in the 1970s. In May, 2014, a New South Wales Read more

Church in NSW thought it had secrecy deal with police

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

The Catholic Church in New South Wales believed it had a secrecy deal with police that allowed it to withhold information about paedophile priests, newly released documents show. Church leaders thought they had struck a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with police about what information would be handed over. The unsigned draft memorandum said: “Church authorities Read more