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Former Federal Court justice Duncan Kerr has today been announced as the new chair of the Church’s National Appeals and Review Panel. Source: Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd.
The Vatican will open an investigation into French Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, who admitted in a public letter that he had abused a 14-year-old girl 35 years ago. Source: CNS.
Former Pope Benedict XVI plans to defend himself in a civil lawsuit lodged at a German court by a man who accuses him of helping to cover up historical abuse. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Extra staff will be hired to handle applications to the National Redress Scheme for victims of child sexual abuse, as the program buckles under the weight of a huge backlog in cases. Source: ABC News.
French Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, former head of the French bishops’ conference, has admitted to abusing a 14-year-old girl 35 years ago. Source: CNS.