Archbishop: sack the Bishop who allowed me to be sexually abused at 14 years old
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I was 12 years old when ‘Australia’s worst paedophile’ first sexually abused me - years of sexual assault followed. It could have been stopped - but one Bishop who 'knew of complaints' I was being abused, said nothing.
My abuser, Priest Gerald Ridsdale, was a manipulative monster. He befriended my family, took us on holidays, and when I was sent to live at the clergy house when my parents separated - forced me to sleep in his room, sexually abusing me daily.
It’s sickens me that Bishop Finnigan let children be abused under his watch - turning a blind eye to protect the reputation of the Catholic Church. Yet he remains in a position of power.
He hasn’t even shown any remorse, accused of lying, being ‘candid’ and ‘lacking compassion’ at a recent Royal Commission hearing. With no regret and him still in power - abuse within the institutions will continue, this awful crime will never end.
I am left broken, haunted by the abuse - whilst the man who let it happen walks away with no punishment. It’s a matter of time before it happens again.
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