Survivors insist Catholic crimes not just 'historical' as Altar Boys launch hears call for investigation into death of whistleblower priest Glen Walsh

Ian Kirkwood
Updated April 15 2021 - 12:05am, first published August 22 2020 - 6:00am
Photographs by Marina Neil

NEWCASTLE City Hall rang with socially distanced applause last night during the launch of The Altar Boys by Suzanne Smith, as Geoffrey Nash - brother of abuse victim Andrew Nash - read the names of 38 priests, brothers and lay Catholic staff from the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle diocese he said had been convicted or acknowledged as child abusers.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood


Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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