Soul searching: Australia loses faith as sexual abuse cases mount

FILE PHOTO - A view of the gate of St Patrick's College, where Cardinal George Pell attended school, in Ballarat, Australia, February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Barrett/File Photo

BALLARAT, Australia (Reuters) – Ballarat was the sort of regional Australian town where mothers with Irish surnames prayed their eldest sons would enter the priesthood, and fathers would reach for their soft brim hats whenever Catholic clergy walked by. It’s now the sort of place that is losing its faith, compounded by the imprisonment of […]

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