Stolen Lives, Marked Souls – Royal Commission delivers Order of St John of God report to Governor-General
The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry has today delivered its report, Stolen Lives, Marked Souls, to the Governor-General, Her Excellency Rt Hon Dame Cindy Kiro.
The report is an inquiry into the Catholic Church’s Order of the Brothers of St John of God.
Stolen Lives, Marked Souls shines a light on abuse and neglect experienced by survivors over several decades at Catholic Church institutions, Marylands School and Hebron Trust in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
“We express our deepest gratitude to the survivors who came forward, as well as those that can’t bear to relive the pain. We hear the voices and we acknowledge the voiceless. Sharing your experiences means you relived the trauma of your abuse and neglect all over again. We thank you for your courage,” says Chair Coral Shaw.
We expect that the report will be tabled in the House later this week. We will be in touch again to let you know when it is available on our website.
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