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‘Moment of truth’ for Cardinal Pell

Cardinal George Pell faces “the moment of truth” about his knowledge of pedophile priests, a victims’ advocacy group says.

If any “silver bullet” exists it will come out during cross-examination of Cardinal Pell in the child abuse royal commission next week, Broken Rites spokesman Wayne Chamley said.

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Catholic Church’s “ticking time bombs” set to detonate

It not only let them keep ticking away but also covered up the pedophiles’ evil deeds to protect its reputation.

The extent of the cover-up is still being dissected by the child abuse royal commission but victims advocacy group Broken Rites spokesman Dr Wayne Chamley expects its report will be absolutely scathing of the Catholic Church.

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9 news – Cardinal George Pell to front abuse commission, church urges him to be given a ‘fair go’

Cardinal George Pell will front the Royal Commission into child sex abuse in Ballarat, after he offered to return from the Vatican for the hearing.

The Royal Commission issued a statement this afternoon saying Cardinal Pell had offered to give evidence, and they had invited him to appear at the next set of hearings.

It follows fresh allegations Cardinal Pell had turned a blind eye to child molestation by disgraced priest Gerard Ridsdale, heard by a Royal Commission hearing in Ballarat.

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The Age – Catholic Church abuse claims were anticipated years before allegations were made

The Catholic Church had set aside tens of millions of dollars to compensate sexual abuse victims years before it was prepared to publicly acknowledge the extent of the problem and now has up to $150 million set aside to cover existing and future claims.

The Sunday Age can reveal the church’s insurance company has allocated up to $150 million to cover outstanding and anticipated compensation claims,more than three times the amount believed to have been paid to victims to date.

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The Age – Alleged victims of Shiva School of Meditation and Yoga were previously sexually assaulted

Many women at a Melbourne ashram at the centre of a sex scandal joined the group seeking healing after surviving rape and sexual assaults elsewhere, advocates say.

Fairfax Media reported on Monday that Mornington Peninsula’s sexual offences and child abuse investigation team were investigating the Shiva School of Meditation and Yoga at Mount Eliza after a number of victims reported alleged abuse there.

It can be revealed that many of the alleged victims were particularly vulnerable, having turned to the ashram and its spiritual teachings to help them with their own personal problems.

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