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Former Bishop of Broome facing new charges

Former Broome Bishop Christopher Saunders is facing two new indecent assault charges after his home in Western Australia’s north was raided yesterday. Source: ABC News.

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New Zealand police will not lay charges against Cardinal Dew

New Zealand Police found no evidence to substantiate allegations of abuse against Wellington Archbishop Emeritus Cardinal John Dew and will not be laying charges against him. Source: NZ Catholic.

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Details of charges against retired bishop revealed

Details of charges against former Broome Bishop Christopher Saunders were revealed on Friday, after the retired bishop failed in his bid to prevent their publication. Source: ABC News.

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Former Broome bishop faces court

Former Bishop of Broome Christopher Saunders has indicated he will plead not guilty to 19 criminal offences after being arrested at his West Australian home. Source: ABC News.

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Church refused leave to appeal Vic court ruling

The Melbourne Archdiocese has lost a major legal fight to block the parents, siblings, friends and families of abuse victims from suing for damages. Source: Herald Sun.

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Cardinal Pell’s final gift to priests, family and friends

New South Wales Supreme Court documents have revealed the contents of a will signed by Cardinal George Pell in 2016. Source: The Australian.

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No charges laid but Bishop Saunders investigation continues

Western Australia Police have not laid charges against former Broome Bishop Christopher Saunders after he was interviewed by detectives in relation to historical allegations of sexual offences. Source: The West Australian.

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Former home of ex-Broome bishop raided by police

The former home of a resigned West Australian bishop who was at the centre of an investigation ordered by Pope Francis was yesterday raided by police. Source: The West Australian.

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Convicted cardinal wants to ‘shout to the world that I’m innocent’

In his first major media appearance since being convicted of financial crimes by a Vatican tribunal and sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison, Cardinal Angelo Becciu said, “I want to shout to the world that I’m innocent”. Source: Crux.