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Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle told Hunter clergy about Vincent Ryan's death, but not survivors

Helen Gregory
By Helen Gregory
Updated August 8 2022 - 6:54am, first published June 3 2022 - 7:30pm
Grief: A Hunter priest said the reaction to the death of Vincent Ryan (pictured), who was never defrocked, had been significant. "I find myself grieving about it, this hurt - there's so much around the place and it's so strong."

THE DIOCESE of Maitland-Newcastle told its clergy about the death of convicted paedophile priest Vincent Ryan "within the week" it occurred, but has still not directly contacted survivors of his abuse.

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Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory

Journalist

Helen Gregory joined the Newcastle Herald in 2010. She is the masthead’s education reporter and has written for the H2 and Weekender sections, as well as across a range of issues. Helen is a Walkley Award winning journalist and was also part of the Newcastle Herald team that won the United Nations World Environment Day Media Award for Environmental Reporting in 2015.

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