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Inquiry announces publication date for report into Ampleforth and Downside (English Benedictine Congregation case study)

11 July 2018

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will publish the investigation report on the Ampleforth and Downside hearings held last November and December at 12pm on Thursday 9 August 2018.
Ampleforth Abbey and School and Downside Abbey and School were considered as part of the English Benedictine Congregation case study, which is part of the Roman Catholic Church investigation. The public hearings considered the nature and extent of child sexual abuse by individuals associated with the English Benedictine Congregation, and any failures by them or the Roman Catholic Church to protect children from sexual abuse. The hearings also examined the adequacy of the response by the Church and other authorities, into allegations of child sexual abuse by individuals associated with the Congregation.  How these allegations were acted upon by the Church and what criminal or civil proceedings resulted from these allegations

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