Posts Tagged ‘paedophile priest’

Church in NSW thought it had secrecy deal with police Comments 0

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

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

Nun tipped off paedophile priest, commission told Comments 1

Friday, May 10th, 2013

A nun tipped off a paedophile priest the night before he was to be interviewed by police, a former police officer has told a commission of inquiry into child sex abuse in New South Wales. Troy Grant, a former police officer who is now a member of the state Parliament, said the nun visited his Read more