Catholic church’s child protection body would have broad secrecy powers, inquiry told

Catholic church's child protection body would have broad secrecy powers, inquiry told

Catholic church’s child protection body would have broad secrecy powers, inquiry told New body to scrutinise child abuse would be allowed to keep reports secret if they involved children or vulnerable adults, or endangered public safety The church is creating the Catholic Professional Standards as part of its child protection efforts. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP Monday 20 February 2017 03.25 GMT A new Catholic body designed to scrutinise the church’s approach to child abuse would have “extraordinary power” to keep its reports secret, the royal commission has heard. The church announced late…

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Religion News Australian Archbishop ashamed, humiliated by abuse

Religion News: Australian Archbishop ashamed, humiliated by abuse Previous HIDE CAPTION Cameroon. (Photo by SKopp (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons) HIDE CAPTION Australia's Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher said he was ashamed and humiliated by The Royal Commission into Insitutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse's findings that 7 percent of Catholic priests in Australia had allegedly sexually abused children. (Photo by sv1ambo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons) HIDE CAPTION "Mystery Babylon: Unlocking the Bible's Greatest Prophetic Mystery." (WND Books) HIDE CAPTION Cameroon. (Photo by SKopp (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons) HIDE CAPTION Australia's Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher said he was ashamed and humiliated by The Royal Commission into Insitutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse's findings that 7 percent of Catholic priests in Australia had allegedly sexually abused children. (Photo by sv1ambo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons) Next

Religion News Australian Archbishop ashamed, humiliated by abuse Religion : After The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse found that 7 percent of Catholic priests in Australia had allegedly sexually abused children, Australia’s Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher said he was ashamed and humiliated by the commission’s findings. “The church is sorry and I am sorry for past failures that left so many so damaged,” Fisher said in a statement released by the Vatican. “I know that many of our priests, religious and lay faithful feel the…

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