Raped girls' parents seek audience with Pope during World Youth Day in Sydney.
Thu, 17 Jul 2008
A father whose daughters were raped by a Catholic priest talks about their ordeal.
World Youth Day (WYD) has again been overshadowed by the Catholic Church's handling of sexual abuse cases, with Cardinal George Pell accused of holding up compensation claims, after a WYD coordinator said victims were “dwelling crankily… on old wounds".
Emma Foster committed suicide earlier this year – she battled with depression since she was raped by a Melbourne Catholic priest since she was in primary school.
Her sister Katie was also abused and the Foster family claim Cardinal George Pell stalled their compensation claim when he was Archbishop of Melbourne.
Outside a WYD service, Cardinal Pell has rejected the claims.
He says he apologised to the family in 1998 and organised counsel
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