The Gympie Times
29th Dec 2012
THE head of the largest Catholic congregation on the Fraser Coast has cautioned people against believing the Royal Commission into child sex abuse was going to end the brutalisation of minors.
Father Paul Kelly, of St Mary’s Catholic Parish in Maryborough, said people were falling into the trap of believing the Federal Government inquiry would “quickly flush out pedophile priests or other church members and then sexual abuse will just go away”.
“This inquiry is going to turn into a showcase of, while you point the finger at the bogey man, beware the person right next to you,” he said.
“It is already being talked about as a Catholic Church clean-out and it is definitely not just the Catholic Church that needs probing.”
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