- Sep 29, 2020
Most of the discussion on abuse inside the Catholic Church has focused on priests, yet with numerous scandals erupting inside lay movements and associations, experts and Vatican officials are increasingly engaging these entities on the issue.
Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, the Vatican’s chief expert on clerical sex abuse, will visit Poland on Friday.
Father Hans Zollner said last month’s Vatican summit on sex abuse was a partial success.
The Catholic Church must respect the law and accept court decisions regarding clerical sexual abuse and its cover-up, said Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, a leading expert in child protection.
Of Pope Francis’s summit on clerical sexual abuse, German Jesuit Father Hans Zollner saud, “I saw, I felt, and people spoke to me, that they have been transformed by these three days.”
Survivors didn’t appreciate Pope Francis’s closing speech on Sunday at his Feb. 21-24 summit on clerical sexual abuse.