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Former Melbourne archbishop failed to protect kids, royal commission finds

5 December 2017 3:01 AM
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A former Melbourne Catholic archbishop failed to protect children from a priest despite numerous complaints as he sought to avoid scandal to the church, a royal commission has found.

Archbishop Frank Little's inaction over Doveton priest Father Peter Searson left children at risk of harm, including sexual harm, and had catastrophic human consequences, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse said.

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