The scope and purpose of the public hearing of Case Study 35: Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne) was to inquire into:
- The response of relevant authorities within or associated with the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (the Archdiocese) to allegations of child sexual abuse against Catholic clergy associated with the Holy Family Parish, Doveton, and the Holy Family Primary School, Doveton.
- The response of the Archdiocese to allegations of child sexual abuse against other Catholic clergy, including Wilfred Baker, David Daniel, Father Nazareno Fasciale, Father Desmond Gannon, Father Paul Pavlou and Father Ronald Pickering.
- Any related matters.
Some survivors gave evidence in the case study and did not wish to have their identity revealed. They were given a pseudonym.