The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference will set up a new Council for the Royal Commission, the ACBC announced on Friday.
Australia’s Catholic bishops said they see the Royal Commission as an opportunity for the Church’s processes to be scrutinised with greater objectivity, the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne reported.
In order to work as effectively as possible with the Royal Commission, the Bishops have established a supervisory group of representatives from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia.
This supervisory group will establish and oversee a new Council for the Royal Commission consisting of 10 people (including bishops, religious and lay people) served by an Executive Officer.
In their statement, the Bishops say, “Our hope is that, in its search for truth, the Royal Commission will present recommendations ensuring the best possible standards of child protection in our country.”
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