Bishop of Broome Christopher Saunders centre of police investigation into historical sex offences

By Chris Reason
March 11, 2020

[with video]

One of the highest-ranking Catholics in Australia has been under police investigation for 18 months, 7NEWS can reveal.

Reverend Christopher Saunders, the Bishop of Broome, has been with the Church for the past 44 years.

However, since October 2018, the 70-year-old bishop has been under investigation for alleged historical sexual assault complaints.

WA Police have interviewed past and present members of the bishop’s own staff, including a priest, after two young men made claims of non-consensual sex acts.


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