- Dec 10, 2019
Last week representatives of the Liberian bishops’ conference traveled to the Vatican to address accusations from a local priest that two of the country’s bishops were guilty of the abuse of power and soliciting him for sex.
“Contemplating Mary enables us to turn our gaze to all those many women, mothers and grandmothers of these lands who, by their quiet sacrifices, devotion and self-denial, are shaping the present and preparing the way for tomorrow’s dreams,” Pope Francis said Friday.
A UN committee questions the Italian government Jan. 22-23 on its handling of sexual abuse against minors, especially by clergy.
Women who worked in Ireland’s “Magdalene laundries” but were denied compensation under the state’s Magdalene Restorative Justice program have won their long-running battle to have their applications reassessed.
Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias, one of the organizers for Pope Francis’s February 21-24 summit on the global clerical abuse crisis, has been accused by one of his former collaborators of covering up clerical sexual abuse in his own diocese of Mumbai.
Ireland’s government has approved a forensic excavation of a Catholic-run orphanage where a mass grave containing the remains of hundreds of children was discovered.