Abuse survivors speak out, accuse govt of backtracking

Radio NZ

February 27, 2018

By Phil Pennington

A father and son who accuse leading Catholic clergymen of sexually abusing them] as schoolboys are also accusing the Prime Minister of going back on her past assurances.

The two say the upcoming Royal Commission is this country’s once-only chance to call the Catholic Church to account for child sex crimes, but that chance is slipping away.

This is the first time the men have spoken publicly about their experiences, as a war of words intensifies over whether the Royal Commission should exclude non-state institutions.

RNZ has agreed not to name them.

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