- Jul 10, 2020
Two African man share an Italian priest for a father. They share their stories of trying to know him.
A woman alleging sexual harassment by a priest in India says she got a threatening phone call from the priest’s bishop, after which she was approached by several men who took her to a car, wiped all the data on her phone, and offered to give her money.
Africa has long lagged behind the United States, Europe and Australia in confronting the problem of priests having sex with children, given the church’s priorities here have focused on fighting poverty, conflict and traffickers who sell children off to war or work.
A new letter from the global umbrella group of women religious has said the children of nuns must receive care, and acknowledged that in some cases, consecrated women will give their children up for adoption and return to their order.
The Vatican cardinal in charge of clergy said Wednesday that apart from “very rare” exceptions, a priest with a child should leave the priesthood.
The head organizer of the Vatican’s sex abuse summit has met with an Irish activist who is seeking to draw attention to another issue the Vatican has long sought to keep quiet: the plight of children of priests.