- Dec 14, 2019
Sister Veronica Openibo of Nigeria said Monday that a priest who abuses a child “cannot be in the priesthood.”
One take-away from the the pope’s Feb. 21-24 summit on clerical abuse is that global perspective is key, while another is that activist groups on the issue were left cold.
An explanation of what happens when a priest is accused of sex abuse.
Once a priest, always a priest.
Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s rise through the Catholic Church hierarchy, during which he established a reputation as a globe-trotting human rights advocate before being brought down by sex abuse scandals, began as an altar boy in New York City.
Pope Francis has decided to defrock Mauro Inzoli, also known as Don Mercedes for his love of fancy cars, who has been found guilty of eight counts of sexual abuse of children aged 12 to 16. Benedict XVI moved to defrock him in 2012 but Francis chose leniency before recently changing his mind.