Catholic investigators deny abuse cover-up

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By Patrick Caruana and Daniel Fogarty, AAP
Updated April 30, 2013

The commissioners in charge of investigating claims of child abuse in the Catholic Church in Melbourne deny they have helped cover up crimes.

They say senior Victoria Police officers are “plainly wrong” for attacking the church’s Melbourne-based complaints system for not reporting abuse cases.

Melbourne Response independent commissioners Peter O’Callaghan QC and Jeff Gleeson SC deny they are trying to protect the church.

Mr Gleeson said both men were disgusted at being accused of being involved in a cover-up in evidence before a Victorian parliamentary inquiry.

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