The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today
Abuse victim Darren Chalmers holds a placard as he sits outside the venue for Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse in Sydney, AustraliaReuters
Australia is in the ‘unique’ position of being a country where ‘people have lost trust completely’ in the Church, according to the Jesuit priest Hans Zollner, a founding member of Pope Francis’ Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
The Tablet reported the comments originally relayed in The Catholic Leader newspaper, with Zollner, who is also President of the Centre for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, telling Church workers in Brisbane that ‘there seems to be almost nil trust in what the Church says’.
He added: ‘This is not true in other parts of the world. I think you are in a pretty unique situation.’
Zollner said that when it came to safeguarding against sexual abuse, while many countries in Europepost was originally published on this site