Singapore Catholic Church appoints non-cleric to head office dealing with sexual abuse allegations in wake of Cardinal Pell's conviction

Cardinal George Pell arriving at County Court in Melbourne, Australia, on Feb 27, 2019.
Cardinal George Pell arriving at County Court in Melbourne, Australia, on Feb 27, 2019.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - The Catholic Church in Singapore is putting in place additional safeguards in the light of revelations about sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests in Australia and other countries.

Archbishop William Goh has appointed a non-cleric to head the Professional Standards Office (PSO), a body set up by the Archdiocese to deal with allegations of sexual abuse by priests, employees or volunteers working with children and young people.

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