Archbishop Mark Coleridge delivered the homily at Mass closing the Meeting on “The Protection of Minors in the Church” pledging to make the Church a safe place for everyone. In that homily, Archbishop Coleridge spoke of the concealment of abuse and said that when this happens, the powerful show themselves not men of heaven, but men of earth.
Today it emerged that Archbishop Coleridge is being investigated by his former archdiocese over his alleged handling of information on child sex abuse. A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn said an independent investigation was being conducted after the church was made aware of the allegations a few months ago.
So here we have an Archbishop who knew he was under investigation, yet nonetheless, thought it entirely appropriate that he attend the Vatican summit on child sexual abuse.
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