- Dec 14, 2019
After hearing the recent apology of an Argentinian bishop who asked forgiveness of all those abused by priests and religious in the country, one victim said the plea was too little too late, and that instead of being a comfort, it was a source of anger.
A former student of a Catholic high school asks for a public apology for its widespread use of corporal punishment years ago.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will deliver a national apology to child sex abuse victims as part of the government’s response to a long-running inquiry that heard allegations against government and private institutions and prominent individuals in five years of hearings.
A Chilean bishop said he didn’t act with the “appropriate quickness” when allegations against a group of priests was brought to his attention, just days after returning from a Rome meeting with Pope Francis to discuss the Chilean hierarchy’s abysmal handling of abuse cases.
Recently I used the term “convert neurosis” as a metaphor, and then — because we journalists feel compelled to substantiate our assertions with good evidence — listed a number of people as examples. That offended some, and many others on their behalf. For that I want to apologize. I shouldn’t have given names, and I shouldn’t have used the term “neurosis”. Sorry.
After a meeting with the Rwandan president, Pope Francis “implored anew God’s forgiveness for the sins and failings of the church and its members, among whom priests and religious men and women who succumbed to hatred and violence,” according to a Vatican statement released March 20.