- May 30, 2020
A former lay teacher at an Opus Dei school in Spain has been sentenced to 11 years in prison by a Spanish judge for sexually abusing a student, and has been banned from contacting the victim for the next 15 years.
According to Antoine Renard, “the family is God’s own project.” Renard is the president of FAFCE, the European Federation of Catholic Family Associations. He says that the concept of the ‘Traditional Family’ is under constant threat.
Italian bishops promise a new “radical” approach in the handling of the sexual abuse crisis and will create national centers to advise bishops and dioceses on how to handle cases.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx protested against the increase in violence against Jews in Germany during a remembrance ceremony marking the 80th Anniversary of the 1938 Kristallnacht and November pogrom in Wurzburg.
Father Fortunato Di Noto, a veteran in the fight against sexual abuse, said that “a great effort on prevention was made” in writing the new guidelines for Italian bishops.
The deaths of up to 35 migrants in the Strait of Gibraltar in a single day prompted a Spanish bishop to call for greater solidarity among the nations of the region to resolve the crisis.