- May 24, 2020
Last week representatives of the Liberian bishops’ conference traveled to the Vatican to address accusations from a local priest that two of the country’s bishops were guilty of the abuse of power and soliciting him for sex.
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.
One of a few high-ranking women in the Roman Curia has said western mothers ought to take notes from migrants, whose stories she says often appear to have a more balanced concept of motherhood.
Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban, South Africa, said Saturday that the working document for the Oct. 3-28 Synod of Bishops doesn’t take account of African realities, where young people aren’t leaving the Church but flocking to it.
The Catholic organization Aid to the Church in Need makes a big difference through small projects worldwide.
Three Catholic nuns and three women accompanying them, kidnapped in Nigeria on Nov. 13, 2017, were released after spending nearly two months in captivity.