Unholy Silence - the abuse of Children and the Catholic Church

4 July 2012

In an interview for the Four Corners investigation into the abuse of Children and the Catholic church Professor Patrick Parkinson AM believes that a Federal Royal Commission is long overdue in this area. He also suggests that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa is a very good model for obtaining the truth.

'The truth has to come out.'

'There needs to be some confronting of this dark history of Australia's Past'

Watch the full interview with Professor Parkinson on the Four Corners website

In a follow up interview on ABC Radio's AM program, Professor Parkinson, who has reviewed the Church's Towards Healing program twice, stated

'I think there are real issues still about how the Church deals with alleged offenders in its midst'

Read the full transcript 'Catholic Priests accused of sex abuse cover-up' on the AM website

Contact: Peter Finneran

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