“’I would like us to renew our complete commitment to ensuring that these atrocities will no longer take place in our midst. Let us find the courage needed to take all necessary measures and to protect in every way the lives of our children, so that such crimes may never be repeated. In this area, let us adhere, clearly and faithfully, to zero tolerance.”
Redemptorist communities of the Province of Oceania
“In matters of sexual abuse, victims come first, although it must be acknowledged that this has not always been the case. The Church and the Redemptorist Congregation deeply regret all instances of sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults. In matters of sexual abuse we acknowledge that grave omissions occurred, egregious failings ensued, and that healing compassion was often found wanting. We will do all that is possible to provide support and care for those who live with the affects of abuse”. The Redemptorists are committed to the formation of the human person for mission.