- Jul 9, 2020
In wake of recent abuse scandals which have scarred the Church and his own papacy in recent months, Pope Francis has asked all presidents of bishops’ conferences around the world to travel to Rome for a special meeting to address the crisis.
Father Boniface Ramsey, the man who nearly 20 years ago first raised flags about the sexual misdeeds of ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick, has called for the prelate to be laicized, and he is pushing for details to be released about when a canonical trial could take place.
One of Ireland’s most outspoken clergy sex abuse survivors has said that when Pope Francis lands in Dublin Saturday, simple apologies will not be enough, but he has to tell the truth about the widespread cover-up.
Following the publication of a blistering report detailing decades of clerical sexual abuse and cover-up in Pennsylvania, the Vatican has voiced shame and has sent a message to victims, saying Pope Francis is on their side.
A lay woman, who says she was “brainwashed” into going along, tells her story of being raped by a priest on two occasions during Mass.
A Chilean bishop said he didn’t act with the “appropriate quickness” when allegations against a group of priests was brought to his attention, just days after returning from a Rome meeting with Pope Francis to discuss the Chilean hierarchy’s abysmal handling of abuse cases.