Nuns offer to victims
A major Irish order of Roman Catholic nuns, the Sisters of Mercy, is offering to pay child abuse victims, the government and charities $210 million to compensate for decades of abuse.
CLAN’s response to this article
Dear Letters Editor,
I am writing in response to the short article on page 45 in Saturday's paper regarding the Irish Sisters of Mercy paying reparations to their survivors of Irish orphanages and Homes.
This is very encouraging news. CLAN, the national support and advocacy network awaits the news from all state governments, all the Churches and Charities of Australia who were responsible for the neglect and cruelty inflicted upon defenceless children in their care. CLAN hopes that the Australian Sisters of Mercy will show leadership in this area and be the first to offer to contribute to a national redress and reparation scheme to assist care leavers to repair their lives. Money will not take away their pain. However it will assist them to pay for their dental care, funerals, etc.
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