Abuse survivors have welcomed reports from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse made public today that reveal previously unseen details about abuse by priests within the Anglican and Catholic churches in Newcastle.
- The long-awaited findings include case study 43, focusing on allegations against Marist Brothers in Newcastle and Lower Hunter
- Anglican Bishop of Newcastle says he’s overwhelmed with regret for the “significant and systematic failures”
- The mother of a sexual abuse victim says it has been a painful wait
After years of redactions and delays while relevant criminal cases were concluded, Commonwealth Attorney-General Christian Porter released the long-awaited reports, including case study 43.
It focused on allegations against Marist Brothers in Newcastle and the Lower Hunter.
Child sex abuse survivor Peter Gogarty is hopeful that senior Catholics will still be held to account for what they knew about paedophile priests in the Maitland-Newcastle diocese.