Bishop Bird agrees to be defendant

Updated February 17 2016 - 2:30pm, first published 11:46am
STEP FORWARD: Ballarat Bishop Paul Bird has agreed to be the defendant for the diocese to allow clergy sex abuse survivors to sue the Catholic Church.
STEP FORWARD: Ballarat Bishop Paul Bird has agreed to be the defendant for the diocese to allow clergy sex abuse survivors to sue the Catholic Church.

Ballarat Bishop Paul Bird’s decision to be sued for clergy sexual abuse claims has been lauded by survivors.

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