‘Australia Has Changed’: Church Abuse Survivors Share Their Stories

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February 27, 2019

By Josh Butler

Warning: This story discusses child sex abuse.

Stephen Woods is still “furious” about what happened to him.

The Victorian man, a survivor of abuse at the hands of paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale and other clergy members, remembers in horrific detail what happened to him as a boy in Ballarat.

After being molested by Catholic brothers as a pre-teen, Woods told 10 daily he went to seek the guidance of a priest.

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