- Jul 7, 2020
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.
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.