Tag: Clerical sexual abuse

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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