Ballarat Catholic diocese to host abuse forum

The Courier

By FIONA HENDERSON April 1, 2014

BALLARAT Catholic diocese vicar-general Father Justin Driscoll firmly believes in the “Francis Effect”.

Since the election of Pope Francis in March 2013, Fr Driscoll believes people are finding their “humility to listen”.

So the Ballarat Diocese Foundation has joined forces with world-renowned sexual abuse expert Professor Caroline Taylor to host a community gathering on child sexual abuse.

It will be held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Hall at 7pm today.

Fr Driscoll and Professor Taylor said it was aimed at creating community awareness and understanding of abuse and its impact on victims.

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