According to the Age Online newsite, Victorian Police have linked at least 40 suicides to abuse by Catholic clergy, and have called on the State Government to initiate an enquiry into these and other cases where abuse is suspected.

In what the article describes as a "damning assessment" of the Church's response to the abuse issue, Victorian Police allege that Catholic officials have long been aware of the systematic nature of sexual abuse perpetrated by Catholic clergy, but have chosen instead to remain silent.  Meanwhile, police investigations have linked dozens of suicides to the issue of abuse.

The revelations are said to increase pressure on Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu and Victorian Attorney General Robert Clark to initiate an inquiry into clergy abuse, as recommended by Justice Phillip Cummins in February this year.

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