Reposted from https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47134033 Pope Francis has admitted that clerics have sexually abused nuns, and in one case they were kept as sex slaves. He said in that case his predecessor, Pope Benedict, was forced to shut down an entire congregation of nuns who were being abused by priests. It is thought to be the first…
Reposted from https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-usa/2019/12/bishops-take-new-actions-to-hold-themselves-accountable-for-abuse-in-2019/ The motu proprio was one of the measures that came out of a February Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse attended by the presidents of the world’s bishops’ conferences. The U.S. bishops’ implementation plan passed 281-1 with two abstentions. Vos Estis Lux Mundi established procedures for reporting allegations of sexual abuse of minors or of…
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence on Monday released a list of 50 clerics, religious order priests and deacons deemed “credibly accused” of sexually abusing children.
As the Roman Catholic Church’s sexual-abuse scandal widens in the U.S., bishops convene for a national meeting in Baltimore.
Some are questioning whether the Diocese of Sacramento’s list of credibly accused abuses is complete.
An assessment of Pope Francis’ document requiring the report of abuse among clergy and religious.
Pope Francis has issued an apostolic letter, making it mandatory for clergy to report cases of clerical sexual abuse and cover-ups to the Church.
Two opinions on how the church should handle victim’s claims for compensation.
Pope Benedict XVI published a letter blaming clergy sex abuse on the “sexual freedom” of the 1960s.
The bishops of Japan announced an internal investigation into claims of sexual abuse of minors.