- Jan 25, 2020
Like American law, victims of clerical sexual abuse are not parties to criminal procedures, but could that change?
A man who says he was abused by a priest has no legal argument to compel the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to pay for his psychological counseling, a Maine judge has ruled.
One of the most outspoken survivors of clerical abuse has said that he wants to see accountability for both the crime and cover-up, and that if an upcoming summit fails to yield these results, Pope Francis will have failed victims.
A former student of a Catholic high school asks for a public apology for its widespread use of corporal punishment years ago.
A Canadian victim of clerical sexual abuse who describes herself as a “prayer warrior and encourager” for reform says a recent meeting with Pope Francis’s main anti-abuse panel “provided a lot of closure” for victims and praised the group for listening to them, many of whom, she said, experience a great deal of “pain and anger.”
The key whistleblower in Chile’s clerical sex abuse scandal has arrived in Rome for his audience with Pope Francis and said Tuesday he will urge the pope to get rid of the “toxic” bishops and cardinals who have defamed and discredited abuse survivors around the world.