CARDINAL George Pell's decision to bring in the "big guns" to question victims of paedophile priests could pave the way for stronger grilling of senior church officials.
JOANNE McCARTHY MAITLAND-Newcastle Catholic diocese has backed down on an attempt to seek costs from a woman alleging she was sexually abused by a notorious Hunter priest from the age of four.
FORMER governor-general Peter Hollingworth has admitted he failed to protect child victims of sexual abuse when he was Anglican archbishop of Brisbane.
JOANNE McCARTHY FOR 18 months, Malcolm Angus has written to church leaders across Australia about a day for church services to recognise victims of child sexual abuse who have died, often of suicide.
JOANNE McCARTHY A FEDERAL government-funded legal service for victims of child sexual abuse has urged state police and prosecution agencies to take responsibility for failing victims in the past.
JOANNE McCARTHY Newcastle Anglican Bishop Greg Thompson was 19 when he was groomed by ‘‘boy bishop’’ Ian Shevill and a Hunter Anglican priest in the 1970s and sexually abused.