- Dec 9, 2019
On Tuesday, the Vatican released the second set of small group reports at the Synod of Bishops, generally considered the most reliable guide to which issues are percolating.
The Sisters of Charity of Quebec said they were “surprised” and “troubled” by allegations that children who once stayed at the Mont d’Youville orphanage in Quebec City were sexually abused not only by lay educators but also by nuns.
A new report published Thursday in Scotland shows that children suffered abuse at two children’s care homes run by a Catholic religious order, both of which have been closed for decades.
This month’s Synod of Bishops got off to an emotional start as prelates on day one asked for forgiveness for the Church’s failures on issues like sex abuse and migration, and called for youth to be met where they are at, rather than criticized.
An Irish government Cabinet minister has told Pope Francis that the Catholic Church “should contribute substantially” to funding reparations for survivors of a former church-run orphanage where a mass grave of children’s remains was discovered.
Retired Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow has apologized for the abuse at a Scottish residential care home for children run by religious sisters, adding he was “insensitive to [the victims’] pain.”