Church overlooked paedophile priest to avoid scandal: inquiry told

By Michelle Harris
Updated October 10 2013 - 6:36pm, first published September 24 2013 - 12:22pm

THE Maitland-Newcastle Diocese "simply overlooked" 25 years of paedophile priest Denis McAlinden's offending "in the interest of avoiding some scandal", the Special Commission of Inquiry has been told.

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