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IICSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

The Roman Catholic Church (EBC) Case Study: Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School Investigation Report

E.1: Introduction

1. There was a response to the abuse perpetrated at Ealing Abbey and St Benedict’s School from three tiers of Catholic institutions:

  • the Diocese of Westminster child protection team, with which Ealing Abbey was aligned and which gave advice to Abbot Shipperlee;
  • the English Benedictine Congregation (EBC), in particular the Abbot President; and
  • the Holy See in Rome and its diplomatic representative in the UK, the Apostolic Nuncio.
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