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Public Hearings on the Roman Catholic Church investigation

21 November 2017

The Inquiry’s first public hearings into allegations of child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church is taking place from 27 November to 15 December

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is holding public hearings into allegations about the sexual abuse and exploitation of children in the Roman Catholic Church.  The first case study will examine the English Benedictine Congregation which has been the subject of numerous allegations of child sexual abuse, including at schools run by the Congregation. The hearings will examine the relationship between Orders such as the Benedictines and the Catholic Church in England and Wales and consider how that relationship impacts on child protection.

It will also evaluate whether any failings identified within the English Benedictine Congregation, and within any other case studies identified as part of the investigation, are representative of wider failings within the Catholic Church.

The public hearings will take place between 27 November and 15 December at 10.30am each day at the IICSA hearing centre, 18 Pocock Street, London SE1 0BW.  

The timetable for the first week will be published on Friday 24 November on our website.

All the evidence, including transcripts and videos from these hearings will be available on our website afterwards.

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