- Dec 10, 2019
After hearing the recent apology of an Argentinian bishop who asked forgiveness of all those abused by priests and religious in the country, one victim said the plea was too little too late, and that instead of being a comfort, it was a source of anger.
Cardinal Müller said Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is ‘lucid,’ calls rift with Pope Francis on sexual abuse ‘impossible’.
As Pope Francis’s summit on the protection of minors is set to conclude, women have had a leading voice in the discussion, giving several keynote speeches urging greater accountability, transparency and ownership of the problem of child sexual abuse at a global level.
After months of discussions and reflections, the French Bishops’ Conference decided to create an independent and external commission to address sexual abuse within the Church, its cover-up and the conference’s handling of the issue since the 2000s.
The story of the Babylonian Captivity shows that if God’s own anointed leaders can’t or won’t make things right, He’ll raise up others who will.
The Baltics visit presents both challenges and opportunities for Pope Francis, but one thing is clear: clerical abuse and cover-up will not be left behind.