Australian churches renew call to end refugee detention on Nauru

By Gavin Drake
Posted Aug 16, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] An ecumenical group of churches has renewed its call for Australia’s refugee detention center on Nauru to close after revelations of sustained abuse – including the alleged cover-up of rape. The Guardian newspaper last week published official documents that detail years of abuse at the center. Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier described the revelations as “shocking” and “saddening.”

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