Diocese Broome Vatican Scandal
Title: Priest urges Vatican to intervene as fresh sexual misconduct allegations emerge from the Diocese of Broome
A second priest has broken ranks with the Catholic Church, going public with concerns about what he has described as the “abysmal and extremely unjust” Vatican response to sexual misconduct allegations at an outback diocese.
- Another priest has shared concerns about Vatican inaction in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against the Bishop of Broome
- An investigation reveals a priest accused of molesting a teenager left Australia before being interviewed by police
- Another priest is confirmed to have had a sexual relationship with a woman and fathered a child in the remote Diocese of Broome
It comes as an ABC investigation has uncovered a series of scandals involving priests in the trouble-plagued Diocese of Broome, including one who impregnated a schoolteacher, and a clergyman who returned to India before police could interview him over indecent assault allegations made by a teenage girl.