"We participate in the processes of the Inquiry acknowledging those who have been wounded in our care. Because of, not in spite of, our own brokenness in regard to abuse we offer our lessons. They come from a place of deep humility and sorrow. All we have to offer is our own experiences and the call to justice, mercy and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, Hēhu Karaiti.
We recognise that the way to learn lessons for today and the future is to examine, understand, acknowledge and address what has occurred. We must, collectively, work towards healing."
The Bishops and Congregational Leaders of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand
Te Rōpū Tautoko are the organisation set up by Catholic Church leaders in Aotearoa New Zealand to work with the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care.
With the release of the Commission’s interim Redress Report and the completion of the Marylands Hearing, Tautoko released a roadmap of of actions that church leaders agreed. Following the final public hearing of the inquiry, church leaders have reviewed progress, refined actions, and made further commitments.