Abuse focus on NSW Catholic authorities

9 News


A public hearing into the response of Catholic authorities to reports of child sexual abuse in NSW’s Maitland-Newcastle region is expected to start on Wednesday.

The response to allegations levelled at Father Vincent Ryan and Marist Brothers Francis Cable and Thomas Butler will be investigated by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse during the hearing, which is expected run for at least eight days.

The investigation into the region’s Catholic authorities is the royal commission’s 43rd case study and comes the day after the end of two extra days of evidence into responses by the Newcastle Anglican diocese.

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