‘Get at the truth’: Judge to study handling of sex allegations against Nunavut priest

By Emily Blake THE CANADIAN PRESS A retired Quebec judge is to lead a review into how the Oblates handled past allegations that a former priest sexually abused Inuit children in Nunavut. The Oblates of Mary Immaculate, OMI Lacombe Canada and the Oblates of the Province of France said Monday they have appointed former Superior Court justice AndreDenis to lead the Oblate Safeguarding Commission. They said it will aim to understand how allegations against Johannes Rivoire were addressed within the Catholic congregation and to identify improvements to Oblate policies and governance to better protect minors and ensure accountability. A final written report is to be made public no later than April 1, 2024. “We recognize that … there’s no healing, there’s no reconciliation without truth. And so we’re trying to…

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