Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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National Audio 9:25 AM ET

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NAT086 - (AS-Australia-Church-Abuse) SYDNEY. x-16s. Officials say seven per cent of priests in Australia's Catholic Church were accused of sexually abusing children over the past several decades. Royal Commission lawyer Gail Furness says a nationwide investigation of Australian Catholic institutions have revealed a culture of child sexual abuse. ("..Catholic institutions.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: The Royal Commission -- which is Australia's highest form of inquiry -- has been investigating the issue since 2013. Several senior Australian Catholics will be testifying over the next few weeks. The commission's final report is due by the end of this year.

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