BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Australian Roman Catholic Church admits child sex abuse

Now Reading:

Australian Roman Catholic Church admits child sex abuse

Text size Aa Aa

The Catholic Church in the Australian state of Victoria has revealed to a parliamentary hearing its clergy were responsible for more than 600 cases of child sexual abuse dating back to the 1930s.

The Archbishop of Melbourne, Denis Hart said the figures were, “horrific”.

Campaigners say the true number of abuse victims could be up to 10,000.