- Feb 26, 2020
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.”
As Pope Francis leaves for Chile and Peru next week, the fallout from serious sexual abuse scandals awaits him in both nations.
After thousands of men and women tweeted #metoo, recounting their experiences of sexual harassment and expressing support for victims in the wake of abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Catholics say the Church should take a position of leadership in the fight against the exploitation of women.
The Sodalitium Christianae Vitae announced that 66 persons were victims of abuse and mistreatment by members of the community and the society has set aside more than $2.8 million in reparations and assistance. The charges against the founder of the organization, Luis Fernando Figari, were dropped.
“It is a sin that shames us. Persons responsible for the protection of those children destroyed their dignity. We regret this deeply and we beg forgiveness,” Pope Francis wrote in a letter sent to bishops around the world for the feast of the Holy Innocents.