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Departing CEO of council overseeing Church’s engagement with royal commission wants laity, not bishops, to run new implementation body

Francis Sullivan

THE chief executive officer of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council has a blunt, final message to Australia’s Catholic leaders following completion of the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse: “There needs to be reform, renewal and refreshment in the Church”. As the council’s chief executive officer since 2013, Francis Sullivan is compiling a final report to be handed to ... Read More »

Call for national child sex abuse police reporting law

francis sullivan

THE Truth Justice and Healing Council has called for the introduction of a new, consistent nation-wide criminal law requiring the reporting to the police of suspected child sexual abuse. In its submission to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse issues paper number 8, Police and Prosecution Responses, the TJHC recommends the new law should require anyone ... Read More »

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