CATHOLIC bishops will set up a new council to co-operate with the royal commission into child sex abuse.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said in a statement released today that the Church welcomed the royal commission as an opportunity for those who have suffered to obtain a compassionate hearing, justice and further healing.
“It is also an opportunity for the Church’s processes to be scrutinised with greater objectivity. This will allow further refinements that seek justice and pastoral care,” the statement said.
“However imperfectly, this work has been going on in the Catholic Church for the last two decades. It will continue.”
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