Des Cahill and Peter Wilkinson, co-authors of the RMIT report on child sexual abuse, look at the Vatican response to the Royal Commission recommendations to bishops requesting Vatican support. This article was published on Pearls and Irritations website on September 10, 2020 and reprinted with permission: https://johnmenadue.com/
It is almost three years since the Royal Commission inquiring into child sexual abuse recommended that the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) request from the Holy See responses on 14 matters. The Holy See responded in February 2020 with ‘observations’. Seven months later the ACBC has forwarded them to the Commonwealth Attorney-General and made them public.