- Christopher White
- Mar 4, 2019
A new report chronicles the “twin crises” of sexual abuse in the Church and its cover-up.
Mexican Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera Lopez of Monterrey, the president of Mexico’s bishops’ conference, spoke to Crux.
Of Pope Francis’s summit on clerical sexual abuse, German Jesuit Father Hans Zollner saud, “I saw, I felt, and people spoke to me, that they have been transformed by these three days.”
Women who took star turns moving the discussion during Pope Francis’s recent summit on the protection of minors in the Catholic Church have said that ensuring child safety is something everyone is responsible for, not just the bishops.
Sister Veronica Openibo of Nigeria said Monday that a priest who abuses a child “cannot be in the priesthood.”
The Vatican summit on child protection and the clerical sexual abuse crisis affirmed the U.S. bishops’ strong belief that bishops and cardinals who abuse children or cover up abuse must be held accountable, said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston.
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.
If the global clergy sex abuse crisis was once thought of as an “American” problem, Pope Francis’s efforts to get the global Church to take the issue seriously may now be drawing on American solutions.