On 2 July Archbishop Phillip Wilson, Archbishop of Adelaide, was sentenced to 12 months detention for concealing child sexual abuse. Statements from Bishop Bill Wright, Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle, where the offence occurred, and Fr Frank Brennan SJ, CEO of Catholic Social Services Australia, reflect on the pastoral impact of the offences, and the Archbishop's future tenure. These developments are also a salutary reminder of the imperative of child safety in all parts of the Church today.
Catholic Social Services Victoria look forward to welcoming incoming
Archbishop of Melbourne Peter Comensoli, as we thank Archbishop Denis Hart for his generous support for the social services work of the Church over his 17 years as Archbishop.