A New Zealand priest has gone public with allegations of systemic cover-ups of child sexual abuse, including deliberate destruction of evidence.
A former New South Wales priest claims to have witnessed a “system of cover-ups” within the Catholic Church to hide child sexual abuse.
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Mr Lee told Lateline on Friday that abuse is widely covered up in the church and that he first became aware of it as soon as he was in the seminary.
It all remains to be sorted-out by a court, of course, but stories like this sadden more than surprise, and certainly can’t be dismissed as ridiculous.