Church insurer ordered to reappear before inquiry over documents

Documents not produced

The Church's insurance company has been ordered to reappear before the Royal Commission tomorrow in Sydney to explain why it has failed to produce documents requested by the inquiry, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

Catholic Church Insurance (CCI) was issued with a subpoena on February 4 to produce a wide range of documents relating to the Church's response to cases of child sex abuse.

But Fairfax Media understands those documents have still not been produced, and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse has now called a directions hearing with the sole purpose of finding out why.

The hearing will take place at the Commission's headquarters in Phillip Street, Sydney, and will be presided over by its Chairman, Justice Peter McClellan.

CCI was the subject of intense questioning and widespread public condemnation when it appeared before the Commission earlier this year.

FULL STORY Catholic Church insurer ordered to reappear before royal commission over failure to produce documents


Catholic priest who also works as a police chaplain charged with child sex offences in Kempsey in 1980s (ABC)

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