Former Bishop of Broome Faces Two New Sexual Assault Charges

The former Bishop of Broome Christopher Saunders is facing two new indecent assault charges after his home in Western Australia’s north was raided on Wednesday morning. The 74-year-old is already facing 26 charges, including two counts of sexual penetration without consent, three counts of indecent dealing with a child and 14 counts of unlawful and … Read more

Bishop’s Former Secretary Claims ‘Hush Money’ Payments Made to Alleged Victims

Cherrille Quilty told The Pillar that from 2016 to 2017 she worked for Bishop Saunders, who led the Western Australia Diocese of Broome until 2021. Quilty said that she was among the first to raise a criminal complaint against the bishop, whom she also accused of abusive bullying as an employer, and to give evidence … Read more

New Details Emerge in Abuse Case Against Australian Bishop

  Details of charges against former Bishop of Broome Christopher Saunders can be revealed for the first time, after the retired cleric failed in his bid to prevent their publication. Bishop Saunders was arrested at his home in Broome on February 21 and charged with 19 sexual offences. At his first court appearance the following … Read more

Australian Police Arrest Bishop Saunders in Child Abuse Probe

Local police in Western Australia arrested Bishop Christopher Saunders, the former leader of the Diocese of Broome, at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 21. On Thursday morning, authorities confirmed the charges facing Saunders after the 72-year old bishop was taken into custody by officers of Western Australia Police’s anti-child abuse squad, and following a raid … Read more

Child Abuse Detectives Raid Former Home Australian Bishop

Child abuse detectives are searching a house owned by the Catholic Church in WA’s north amidst a long-running investigation into sexual assault allegations. Two police cars and five unmarked police vehicles are parked at the property in suburban Broome. The ABC understands the Piggott Way address is where Broome’s former Catholic Bishop Christopher Saunders lived … Read more

Australian Bishop Preyed On Aboriginal Boys And Young Men

The former Bishop of Broome, Christopher Saunders, allegedly sexually assaulted four youths, a Papal investigation has revealed. According to 7NEWS, an investigation ordered by Pope Francis, called a Vos Estis Lux Mundi (meaning “You Are the Light of the World”), found that Saunders, 73, likely sexually assaulted four youths and potentially groomed another 67. The … Read more