The Catholic bishop of Maitland-Newcastle says he heads into 2015 knowing the Royal Commission into child abuse could turn its attention to the diocese.
The Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse is investigating how institutions like churches have responded to allegations of abuse.
The Maitland-Newcastle diocese was the focus of a state government initiated special commission of inquiry that recommended one senior church official be prosecuted.
Bishop Bill Wright said the year ahead could be challenging.
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