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royal commission finds 'inexcusable failures' in ballarat catholic church's treatment of abuse victims

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royal commission finds 'inexcusable failures' in ballarat catholic church's treatment of abuse victims

a  "catastrophic institutional failure" by the ballarat catholic church to take action on cases of sexual abuse led to more children being abused by its clergy, a royal commission has found.the response within the diocese of ballarat to abuse complaints spanning at least three decades was driven by a desire to avoid scandal and protect the church's reputation, the report by the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse found. convicted paedophile priest gerald ridsdale gives evidence to the royal commission.  the findings, which come a day after a similarly damning report about the melbourne archdiocese was released, said "commissioners heard that there was a tendency by clergy in the diocese to treat comp...