Times of Malta
A Royal Commission in Australia has heard more shocking evidence by Maltese men about the abuse they suffered from Christian brothers when they were orphan boys.
The commission, meeting in Perth, is investigating institutional responses to child sexual abuse.
The West Australian newspaper said hundreds of boys at the Bindoon, Tardun and Castledare institutions were beaten by day and raped by night.
Orphaned or distanced from parents unaware of their plight, nobody could hear the screams.
And those who did hear them refused to save them.
Young Raphael Ellul, who was at Tardun, made it all the way to a police station in Mullewa, only to be clipped over the ear by the local officer, who told him, “Don’t tell lies about good Christian men”.
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