When will the Roman Catholic Church face truth about the paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale?

The Catholic Church continues to play hardball in its fight against a victim of notorious paedophile Gerald Ridsdale, arguing to delay the civil compensation trial by at least 120 days.

The church’s defence lawyer David Collins spent much of a hearing in the Supreme Court on Tuesday arguing about the use of the word “propensity” in the victim’s statement of claim.

Ridsdale, who was moved across south-west Victoria by authorities in a bid to protect the church’s reputation, has admitted to abusing hundreds of victims and been jailed four times.

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