September 2, 2019
By the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle facilitated The Atonement: Lina’s Project in 2017 on behalf of Lina, a victim of child sexual abuse at the hands of a member of clergy.
In the same year, as part of Lina’s Project, Bishop Bill established September 15 as a Perpetual Day of Remembrance throughout the Diocese. Such a day holds before us our history of child sexual abuse and the reality of its continual unfolding in the lives of those directly and indirectly affected.
The intention is that this day be marked in a variety of ways including survivor-led events that will grow and develop from year to year.
To build on the work of Lina’s Project, the Diocese will host this year’s regional event in Forster. This event will take place on Sunday, September 15 to coincide with the Perpetual Day of Remembrance.
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