On Friday 30 May 2014, volumes 1-3 of the Commissioner’s report relating to the Special Commission of Inquiry into matters relating to the Police investigation of certain child sexual abuse allegations in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle were published by the Executive. You can read the full reports on the DPC website.
Press Conference Transcript
You can read a full transcript of a press conference Bishop Bill held for media on Tuesday 3 June.
Responding to the report, Bishop Bill Wright has issued an open letter to the Diocese, accompanied by a video. Further updates and information from the Diocese and Bishop Bill will be posted on this website in the coming days.
In the video, Bishop Bill refers to a public acknowledgement and apology which was released in 2013 during the Special Commission of Inquiry Concerning the Investigation of Certain Child Sexual Abuse Allegations in the Hunter Region. You can read that 2013 acknowledgement here. The Bishop's video message is below: