Case Study 44: Former Priest John Farrell

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing to inquire into the response of Catholic Church authorities to allegations of child sexual abuse by John Joseph Farrell.

The public hearing will commence on 12 September 2016 the Royal Commission’s hearing rooms in Sydney.

The scope andpurpose of the public hearing is to inquire into:

The responses of the Catholic Diocese of Armidale and the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta to allegations of child sexual abuse made against John Joseph Farrell.

The response of the Special Issues Group for the Province of Sydney to allegations of child sexual abuse against John Joseph Farrell.

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