Posts Tagged ‘NSW’

Senior priest willing to break law by not reporting abuse Comments 1

Friday, July 26th, 2013

A senior Catholic priest has told the New South Wales inquiry on sex abuse that he was willing to break the law by not reporting allegations against paedophile priests. Father Brian Lucas, the general secretary of the Australian Catholic Bishops conference, said he would never betray the trust of a victim if they didn’t want Read more

Three Aust. bishops knew about paedophile priest Comments 0

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Three successive bishops in an Australian diocese knew a paedophile priest was abusing children and one of them warned bishops in England, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea about him, an inquiry has been told. The priest, Father Denis McAlinden, also moved from Maitland-Newcastle diocese to New Zealand for several months in 1984, relieving in Read more