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Public hearing into the response of the Catholic Church authorities to allegations of child sexual abuse by John Joseph Farrell

8 September 2016

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing to inquire into the response of Catholic Church authorities to allegations of child sexual abuse by John Joseph Farrell. The public hearing will commence on 12 September 2016 in Sydney at the Royal Commission’s hearing rooms in Sydney.

The scope and purpose of the public hearing is to inquire into: 

  1. The responses of the Catholic Diocese of Armidale and the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta to allegations of child sexual abuse made against John Joseph Farrell.

  2. The response of the Special Issues Group for the Province of Sydney to allegations of child sexual abuse against John Joseph Farrell.

  3. Any related matters.

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