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Diocese advertises its apology

by Muriel Porter, Australia Correspondent

Posted: 13 Sep 2013 @ 12:06

IN AN unprecedented move, the northern NSW diocese of Grafton has placed advertisements in multiple east-coast Australian newspapers, apologising to children abused at a children's home in Lismore. The apology relates to claims of abuse from the 1940s to the 1980s.

The advertisements apologise "unreservedly" to children who suffered "sexual abuse, harsh punishment, or a lack of appropriate and nurturing care" at the North Coast Children's Home. The diocese also asks for forgiveness ...

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