Royal Commission hears evidence of shocking child sexual abuse in the Hunter region

By Joanne McCarthy
Updated August 31 2016 - 1:40pm, first published 1:28pm
Catholic Church pays $25.7 million in Newcastle claims
Catholic Church pays $25.7 million in Newcastle claims

THE Catholic Church has paid more than $25 million to Hunter region child sexual abuse survivors, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has been told on the first day of a public hearing into Maitland-Newcastle diocese.

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