- Jul 9, 2020
Under California state Democratic Sen. Jerry Hill’s new bill, Catholic priests would be “mandatory reporters” if a person confesses to them they have sexually abused someone.
An African nun who recently graduated from a course on safeguarding minors has said that ready or not, her culture must face up to the fact that clerical sexual abuse is a problem, and bishops must start listening to victims.
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.
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.
“Pope Francis must make the protection of children a priority now,” said former member of the pontifical commission for the protection of minors and child psychiatrist Catherine Bonnet.
Catholic leaders in Pakistan have added their voices to the condemnation of the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl in the eastern part of Punjab province.