Who the Council represents

The Truth, Justice and Healing Council has been established by the two overarching Catholic Church organisations, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia which represent dioceses and congregations across Australia.

The Council's role is to oversee the Church's engagement with the Royal Commission and to develop new policies and procedures to protect children in the future.

The Truth, Justice and Healing Council represents dioceses, archdioceses and religious congregations before the Royal Commission.

The Council makes every effort to help the Church cooperate with the Commission in a spirit of openness, transparency and compassion. 

List of dioceses of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

List of member congregations of Catholic Religious Australia

The Catholic Church in Australia is complex and diverse. It does not have a hierarchical structure with one single leader.

TJHC Terms of Reference

Read more about the Structure of the Catholic Church in Australia


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The Council concluded its work on 30 April 2018 and is no longer distributing any material about its work.