- Dec 5, 2019
Some voices on the Catholic right blame the abuse crisis on homosexuality, while the left tends to fault clericalism, celibacy and the exclusion of women from the priesthood.
At a Vatican news conference Saturday, several members of the pope’s A-team on the abuse crisis called for greater transparency.
The legal loopholes that have allowed Catholic bishops to escape sanction when they cover up clergy sex abuse cases may be closing.
Pope Francis opened a keenly anticipated summit on the clerical abuse scandals on Thursday by saying the People of God want “concrete and effective measures,” not just “simple condemnations.”
An anti-abuse summit convened by Pope Francis is being given Super Bowl treatment by the Vatican, but its success will be judged by its results.
With anticipation and expectations soaring ahead of a Vatican summit on the clerical sexual abuse crisis in February, one of the highest-stakes meetings of Pope Francis’s pontificate, he has tapped victims, loyalists and heavy-hitters in child protection as architects for the meeting.