Te Rōpū Tautoko resignation

Mrs Rangi Davis has resigned her membership of Te Rōpū Tautoko, the Catholic Church group created to liaise with the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions.

The chair of Te Rōpū Tautoko, Catherine Fyfe, said she had received the resignation of Mrs Davis and accepted it.

Te Rōpū Tautoko coordinates the engagement of the many dioceses, congregations and institutions of the Catholic Church in New Zealand with the Royal Commission.

The bishops and congregational leaders of the Church actively supported the Government’s extending the commission’s original terms of reference from state-based care to include faith-based institutions.

“Out of respect to survivors of abuse and also to Mrs Davis, I will not comment further on this matter,” Catherine Fyfe said.