Catholic Church paid $30m to child abuse victims

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By Danny Morgan and Rachel Carbonnell, ABC
Updated April 30, 2013

The insurers of the Catholic Church say they have paid out $30 million to about 600 victims of child sexual abuse in Victoria.

The church’s insurance arm, Catholic Church Insurance (CCI), has appeared before the Victorian inquiry into child sexual abuse.

The payments relate to abuses committed mainly in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.

A submission by the insurance group’s chief executive officer, Peter Rush, states the CCI paid compensation and the cost of counselling.

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