- Jan 28, 2020
If a picture is worth a thousand words, these images of the most vivid and important moments for Pope Francis in 2019 ought to capture what these events represent just as well, if not more, than any reporting or analysis.
Africa’s top prelate has hit back against the notion that clerical sexual abuse is a purely western problem, saying it happens on his home turf too, though he also pressed for Pope Francis’s newly minted reporting mechanism to be broadened to cover local issues.
Although the Church in Poland has had procedures for preventing child abuse for years, these rules need to “flow through the Church’s veins,” according to the bishops’ new child protection point man.
The Australian Catholic Church has released its National Catholic Safeguarding Standards, more than 18 months after they were recommended by the country’s landmark Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, in the latest chapter in the overhaul of how the Church responds to clergy sexual abuse.
For the past two decades, a priest from Southern Italy has attempted to raise awareness of the global scope of pedophilia in the Church and in the world.