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  • Pope’s advisers on sex abuse also take up children of priests

    Pope’s advisers on sex abuse also take up children of priests

    • Sep 25, 2017

    Members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors told The Associated Press on Sunday that a working group is looking into developing guidelines that can be used by dioceses around the world to ensure that children born to priests are adequately cared for, after Irish bishops published guidelines earlier this year that focused on ensuring the well-being of the child and the mother.

  • Irish bishops tell priests who father children to “face up” to responsibilities

    Irish bishops tell priests who father children to “face up” to responsibilities

    • Aug 21, 2017

    The bishops of Ireland say that in the case of a child fathered by a Catholic priest, the priest should not walk away from his responsibilities – legal, moral and financial. The guidelines written by the Irish Bishops’ Conference were written as the Vatican faces a deadline to respond to UN recommendations to “assess the number of children fathered by Catholic priests, find out who they are and take all necessary measures to ensure that the rights of those children to know and to be cared for by their fathers is respected.”

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