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The Catholic Diocese of Sale was created in 1887 and covers the south-east of the state of Victoria. While mainly rural, its western end encompasses the rapidly growing outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Incumbent Bishop is the Most Rev. Patrick O'Regan who was ordained as the eighth Bishop of Sale in 2015.

 

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Catholic Church confirms entry into national redress scheme

Bishop Patrick O'Regan, Bishop of Sale, fully supports this statement issued today by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia.

May 30,2018

Catholic Church confirms entry into national redress scheme

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia have today confirmed that the Church will enter the national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse when that becomes possible under national legislation.

“Since as early as 2013, the Catholic Church has called for a national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse,” ACBC president Archbishop Mark Coleridge said.

“We support the Royal Commission’s recommendation for a national redress scheme, administered by the Commonwealth, and we are keen to participate in it.

“Survivors deserve justice and healing and many have bravely come forward to tell their stories.”

CRA president Sr Ruth Durick OSU said: “We recognise that redress will not take away a survivor’s pain, but hope that it can provide some practical assistance in the journey towards recovery from abuse.

“We are committed to providing redress to survivors who were abused within the Catholic Church.”

Various Catholic leaders told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that they supported a national redress scheme to limit future trauma for survivors of abuse in obtaining redress from the Church.

Given the diverse structure of the Catholic Church, Catholic officials have been working with the Commonwealth Government to enable the Church to work effectively with the independent National Redress Scheme Operator.

“To that end, we are establishing an agency to allow dioceses and religious congregations to interact with the Scheme Operator,” Archbishop Coleridge said.

 

  Australian Catholic Bishops Conference 

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Catholic Diocese of Sale
PO Box 1410, Warragul 3820
Location: Sion House, 6 Witton St., Warragul
Phone: 03 5622 6600 Fax: 03 5623 3535
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