Requirements for Visiting Clergy
For clergy wishing to practise their ministry in the Diocese of Wagga, we ask that you provide:
- Details of your Working With Children Clearance – including expiration date, full name and date of birth;
- Your ACMR number (or Professional Standard Towards Healing statement (below) if not registered on the ACMR); and
- Details of your planned visit to our Diocese – dates, purpose and parishes to be visited.
Bishop’s Statement of Commitment to Child Protection
Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, 15 September 2020
Abuse of children and of other vulnerable people has been committed by some members of the Catholic Church. Further, some other members of the Catholic community have not reported these serious offences. These people have betrayed those in their care, God and the Church by perpetrating abuse and by protecting and enabling such perpetrators.
The abuse was wrong and should not have happened.
On my own account and on behalf of the diocese, I apologise for these failures and assaults to those who have been abused, to all those who love and support them and to all the good, faithful members of the Church.
I commit the diocese of Wagga Wagga to being a safe place for vulnerable people and children by continuing to improve our processes, training and expectations in accordance with State and National safeguarding standards and legislation.
Bishop Mark Edwards OMI
Bishop of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga
Date: 11 September 2020
For more information, visit safeguarding.wagga.catholic.org.au
Send an email direct to firstname.lastname@example.org, a restricted group of confidential child protection professionals will respond.
Write direct (marked CONFIDENTIAL) to:
PO Box 473,
Wagga Wagga, 2650
NSW Police (Crime Stoppers) on 1800 333 000For current immediate danger of physical or sexual assault call 000 and ask for Police.