Friday 29 May - Day 9. Ballarat Bishop Paul Bird took the stand to provide further evidence on the final day of this part of the hearing. He said the sexual abuse of a child is a crime and therefore also a moral failing, but not all moral failings are crimes. He gave further evidence that historically, immaturity and an abuse of power have contributed to the high level of child abuse in the Catholic Church. He agreed the lack of input from women in the Church could be a contributing factor to abuse and that loneliness is also a factor. Bishop Bird said a priest should not be obliged to report a crime heard in confession to the authorities.
Key findings from the banking Royal Commission final report
Timothy W. Significant sections of the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse were released today. When the report of the world-leading, five-year investigation was presented to the governor-general in December , large sections of three volumes were blacked out. They had been redacted so as not to prejudice a number of ongoing or forthcoming criminal proceedings, including the cases against Cardinal George Pell. The three redacted volumes were the report of Case Study 28 on church authorities in Ballarat , the report of Case Study 35 on the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and Volume 16, Book 2 of the final report, which focused on the Catholic Church generally. The majority of the redactions related to what Pell knew about accusations of clerical child sexual abuse against various clergy in Ballarat and Melbourne, and what he could and should have done at the time.
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In , the Australian Government established a Royal Commission to inquire into institutional responses to allegations and incidents of child sexual abuse. The other Commissioners were:. Read more about the Commissioners. We consider the core components of family and community involvement in a child safe institution to be the following:.