Type of protection : Granting release

An Australian prelate is under investigation for alleged mistreatment of a woman who brought forth information about child abuse in the bishop’s former diocese.

Liberal archbishop under investigation for possible pedophile cover-up, mistreatment of informant
Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, Australia Lisa Bourne/LifeSite

The complaint against Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge dates back to a 2006 meeting in which the unnamed woman informed the then-head of the Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn about child abuse.

Coleridge is said to have called the woman a “gossip” and “acted aggressively towards her.” 

Advocate Chrissie Foster said she did not have faith the Church would follow the laws.

Anti-abuse advocate Chrissie Foster has urged Victorian MPs to back a bill before Parliament which would make it mandatory for priests to report suspected child abuse to authorities, breaking legal protection around the confessional seal.

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VICTORIA Legal Aid has urged a judge to give vile sex monster Gerald Ridsdale the chance at parole despite shocking new admissions he raped a girl in a church.

The horrific ordeal of the young girl whose father left her on a church altar to be raped by Ridsdale on Tuesday moved a courtroom to tears.

Corpus Christi was where sexually repressed men could “act out” with each other, living double lives, then transfer their attentions to the most innocent in their flocks.

"John Fells", who cannot be identified for legal reasons was abused by three Catholic priests.

"John Fells", who cannot be identified for legal reasons was abused by three Catholic priests.CREDIT:DARRIAN TRAYNOR


The altar boy sat firmly on the back of the motorbike, his skinny arms gripping the waist of the young priest as they weaved through the suburban streets leading to Victoria’s most prestigious Catholic seminary.

Storm clouds form over the the Catholic Church's St. Mary's Cathedral in the CBD, Sydney. FileStorm clouds form over the the Catholic Church's St. Mary's Cathedral in the CBD, Sydney. FileImage: AAP

DETECTIVES have charged a man with child porn offences after executing warrants at a church in Sunshine and another address in Sunshine West today.

The arrest came following a 12-month investigation into online child exploitation.

Paedophilia: Enough Evidence against the Queen of England and Her Prime Minister*

Last Thursday activist David Compan was released from the London Park Royal Mental Health Centre. The psychiatric facility had been swamped with calls about his forced detainment there. David, plus his wife, was arrested on three occasions this month – without being charged. His apparent “crime” was daring to post Brussels common law court arrest warrants on the Queen, Cameron, former Catholic Pope Joseph Ratzinger and 27 other global elites. www.itccs.org

The present Catholic Pope Francis Bergoglio was alleged to be part of child trafficking in an international pedophile ring. Victims who were prostituted as children at the Vatican have come forward, along with survivors who alleged they were abused in international pedophile rings. Victims have also alleged sex abuse and murder of children by former Pope Ratzinger, Catholic Cardinal Bernard Alfrink of Utrecht, a second Catholic Cardinal, a French judge, Belgian priests, other members of the British Royal family and Prince Bernhard of Holland

There is an eye-popping report about child abuse committed by the Christian Brothers in Australia from 1920s to 1960s. It is dated 2014, signed by Gail Furness, QC, and forms part of the Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse.

I will mention some of the bad stuff below, but the point of this article is to remind readers that all the investigating may have been misplaced. Sure, the Church hierarchy acted terribly in regard to children. Whenever a priest got caught pedophiling, he was assigned to a different parish where it was guaranteed he would sin again.

Was that reassignment done at the advice of lawyers and insurance companies trying to shield the Church from lawsuits? Most people say Yes, but I say No. The Church hid the goings-on in the 1980s because it wanted to keep the abuse going.

The Catholic Church knew as early as 1970 that Gerald Ridsdale was a danger to children – yet it kept moving him from parish to parish, where he abused many more boys and girls, until his first conviction in 1993.

Enters Corpus Christi seminary. Abuses a child at camp for disadvantaged children.

Gerald Ridsdale as chaplain at Nazareth House girls' home in Ballarat in the early 1960s.

Gerald Ridsdale as chaplain at Nazareth House girls' home in Ballarat in the early 1960s.

Abuser Name or Alias:: Gerald Risdale
Abusers Organisation:: Catholic Church
Type of Abuse:: Sexual

A pedophile priest with HIV, who admitted to raping 30 young girls between the ages of 5 and 10 years old, has been absolved by the Roman Catholic Church and will not face criminal charges. Spanish-language news site Urgente 24 reports: The priest Jose Ataulfo Garcia was acquitted of any crime by the Archdiocese Primada de México after confessing to have sexually abused dozens of girls in the indigenous community of Oaxaca, reports the platform ‘Anonymous’ of Mexico. The crime of abuse and rape of 30 girls between the ages of 5 and 10, admitted by the cleric himself, adds to the fact that Garcia is a carrier of HIV.

Father Hans Zollner is a leading member of the pontifical commission set up by Pope Francis to deal with child sex abuse.

The Catholic Church wants nationally consistent criminal laws covering reporting child sexual abuse, but does not believe institutions should be held criminally liable.