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Grooming can involve three stages: access, abuse, concealment
The basic stranger-danger messages are not enough, unfortunately.
Australia's highest ranking Catholics face their second day of hearings.
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The Catholic Church can mobilise for a greater good when it is willing and able.
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Cardinal George Pell knew enough to conclude that more serious action should have been taken against a paedophile priest, according to counsel assisting the child sex abuse royal commission. In their...
The allegations include alleged incidents during Cardinal Pell's time as Archbishop of Melbourne in the 1990s.
In his first sit-down interview since giving evidence at the Royal Commission, Cardinal George Pell admitted he put the church before clergy abuse victims "for a while" but claimed there "is no shred...
This image of Pell -- that of a man who rose through the Church as a consulter to bishops, as a vicar of education and an auxiliary bishop, without once being told the specifics of sexual abuse by his colleagues before he became archbishop of Melbourne -- is, in the Commission's own words, implausible.
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Cardinal George Pell has told a Royal Commission his superiors may have deceived him over why paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale was being moved between parishes in the 1970s. Australia's highest ranki...
SYDNEY -- Cardinal George Pell has told a Royal Commission the Catholic Church has made "enormous mistakes" and criticised how one paedophile priest was moved from parish to parish in Victoria. But t...