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NSW Government needs to hold a royal commission into the Catholic Church's handling of sex abuse matters

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on Sun, 08/05/2012 - 08:57
Fight Child Protection Department Corruption: 

Michael could you get all your friends and followers on Luke's Army to sign this petition re child abuse by the catholic church would appriciate regards mick huffnpuff This cause is close to my heart - please sign: via @communityrun and that of the goverment childrens homes and schools

The NSW Government needs to hold a royal commission into the Catholic Church's handling of sex abuse matters.

Why is this important?

This petition follows an overwhelming public response to the disappearance and death of John Pirona, who left a letter saying he was in ‘‘too much pain’’ following his sexual abuse by a priest as a child.

It also follows Maitland-Newcastle Bishop Bill Wright’s ‘‘broad support’’ for an inquiry into the sex abuse issue, after acknowledging growing public calls for a royal commission.

The Newcastle Herald, which has mounted a sustained campaign on the issue, is responding to requests for a petition from people within the church, victims and their families.