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Polish cardinal, St. John Paul’s aide, defends pontiff’s record on abuse

Polish cardinal, St. John Paul’s aide, defends pontiff’s record on abuse

| Jonathan Luxmoore | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

A close aide to St. John Paul II has vigorously defended the late pope’s handling of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and denied accusations that he ignored the problem during his 27-year pontificate.

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Measures to help protect minors are imminent, summit moderator says

Measures to help protect minors are imminent, summit moderator says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

While the four-day Vatican summit on the protection of minors has ended, the work to ensure that laws and concrete actions are in place is just beginning, said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi.

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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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Vatican summit: Silence, denial are unacceptable, archbishop says

Vatican summit: Silence, denial are unacceptable, archbishop says

| Cindy Wooden | February 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

When presented with an accusation that a priest has sexually abused a child, “whether it’s criminal or malicious complicity and a code of silence or whether it is denial” on a very human level, such reactions are no longer tolerable, said the Vatican’s top investigator of abuse cases.

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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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