Royal Commission hearings focus on healing process

Royal Commission hearings focus on healing process

The Catholic Church’s internal process to compensate victims of child sexual abuse will be under the microscope this week at a national inquiry.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse starts public hearings into the Church’s Towards Healing process in Sydney today.

It is the fourth case study by the commission and will be the first of a number of public hearings, which will examine the application of Towards Healing.

The Catholic Church established the mediation process in 1996, allowing abuse victims to approach the Church with allegations and then go through a mediation and compensation process, if deemed appropriate.

The Commission will hear from four victims this week, who participated in the process.

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