Tag: Clerical sexual abuse

Vatican summit opens with acknowledgment of evil committed

Vatican summit opens with acknowledgment of evil committed

| Cindy Wooden | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Opening the Vatican summit on child protection and the clerical sexual abuse crisis, Pope Francis said, “The holy people of God are watching and are awaiting from us not simple, predictable condemnations, but concrete and effective measures” to stop abuse.

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Bishops must realize seriousness of abuse crisis, pope says

Bishops must realize seriousness of abuse crisis, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The primary goal of the Vatican’s February summit on clerical sexual abuse and child protection is to help bishops understand the urgency of the crisis, Pope Francis said.

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Vatican summit to help nations lagging on abuse policies, Jesuit says

Vatican summit to help nations lagging on abuse policies, Jesuit says

| Cindy Wooden | January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Only about half of the national bishops’ conferences in the world have adopted complete, Vatican-approved guidelines for handling accusations of clerical sexual abuse and promoting child protection, said the Jesuit named to moderate the Vatican’s February summit on abuse.

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Minneapolis attorney: Desire to help sexual abuse survivors fuels work

Minneapolis attorney: Desire to help sexual abuse survivors fuels work

| January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

A desire to help sexual abuse survivors fuels the work of a Minneapolis-based attorney representing two men who have accused former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of sexual abuse.

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New York bishop removed from ministry pending review of abuse claim

New York bishop removed from ministry pending review of abuse claim

| Rhina Guidos | November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

A New York auxiliary bishop has been removed from public ministry pending a Vatican review of a decades-old accusation of sexual abuse against him, a claim he denies, the Archdiocese of New York said in a letter released Oct. 31.

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Pope expels Chilean priest found guilty of sex abuse

Pope expels Chilean priest found guilty of sex abuse

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

A priest who was once hailed as a champion of human rights in Chile was expelled from the priesthood by Pope Francis after being found guilty of sexual abuse.

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Clear response to abuse crisis is urgently needed, cardinal says

Clear response to abuse crisis is urgently needed, cardinal says

| Carol Glatz | September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Responding quickly and appropriately to the problem of abuse must be a priority for the Catholic Church, said Cardinal Sean O’Malley, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

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Nuncio says U.S. bishops committed to addressing abuse scandal

Nuncio says U.S. bishops committed to addressing abuse scandal

| Cindy Wooden | August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops are “deeply committed” to facing the reality of clerical sexual abuse and the history of covering it up, said the Vatican nuncio to the United States.

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Pope Francis: Abuse victims’ outcry more powerful than efforts to silence them

Pope Francis: Abuse victims’ outcry more powerful than efforts to silence them

| Cindy Wooden | August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

“No effort must be spared” to prevent future cases of clerical sexual abuse and “to prevent the possibility of their being covered up,” Pope Francis said in a letter addressed “to the people of God.”

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Two-year process to revise charter on protection nears completion

Two-year process to revise charter on protection nears completion

| Peter Finney Jr. | June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The chair of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People said a two-year project to revise the charter that guides the U.S. church in protecting minors from sexual abuse is nearly ready to be presented to the full body of bishops.

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Letter in case of Chilean bishop raises new questions

Letter in case of Chilean bishop raises new questions

| February 9, 2018 | 5 Comments

Less than a week after the Vatican announced Pope Francis was sending a trusted investigator to Chile to listen to people with information about a bishop accused of covering up clerical sexual abuse, the Associated Press reported the pope was given a detailed letter from a survivor almost three years ago.

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