Over the Easter weekend many bishops and priests reflected on the Royal Commission's work and the implications for the Catholic Church.
More importantly they acknowledged the on-going damage that has occurred to victims and those who support them.
Even the most casual observer realises that the clerical abuse scandal has torn the Catholic Church to its core. Even where abuse cases have been largely recorded in previous decades, their impacts are still very much alive in the daily toils of victims, the strain of carers and the disenchantment of Church followers
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Jesuit Fr Hans Zollner, a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, says Vatican officials need training before they can respond to survivors.
"Many people in the Vatican do not know how to respond because they lack the psychological, theological and juridical background," said Zollner, who also leads the Pontifical Gregorian University's Center for Child Protection.
He says the PCPM has asked the pontiff to create a new Vatican office to train the city-state's personnel in how to respond to letters from abuse survivors.