In one example, the paedophile John Elliott remained a priest at St Barnabas Anglican Church in Sunnybank until retirement – despite both Elliott and one young victim revealing systematic and persistent abuse to Hollingworth personally. 

Referring to the Elliott case in 2016, Hollingworth said: “After a great deal of consideration over the last 22 years, I acknowledge unconditionally that my actions were misguided, wrong and a serious error of judgment”.