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Australia: Don’t ask, don’t tell…

July 12, 2013

…that’s the Catholic hierarchy’s policy on pedophile priests.

A CATHOLIC bishop told that a parish priest may have sexually abused a child chose not to speak to the victim or the priest and decided there was too little evidence to go to the police.

Giving evidence yesterday to the NSW Special Commission of Inquiry, the former bishop of Maitland-Newcastle, Michael Malone, said he had been defensive of the church at the time and wanted to avoid scandal.

The Australian.

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