- Aug 7, 2020
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference has hit back at claims that a new national safeguarding office may be a step backward from the work of Catholic Professional Standards Ltd. over the past three years.
Melbourne native Monsignor Greg Bennet has been appointed the Bishop of Sale, located in the Australian state of Victoria.
Australia’s bishops and religious are considering the recommendations for change in a 208-page review into the governance of the church.
Plans are moving forward for a new national system in Australia for handling clergy abuse complaints.
The president of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference is the latest of the country’s senior clerics to push back against legislation to lift the seal of confession for child sexual abuse.
A six-person committee charged with reviewing church governance and management is expected to present Australia’s bishops with a plan to overhaul the management of the Church in the country.