- Jan 25, 2020
On Thursday, Pope Francis may just have unveiled a strategy for addressing an imbalance in the Church’s failures and successes in regards to children, getting it back on offense after decades of being on the defensive.
Often described as the “Energizer bunny of popes,” Pope Francis in 2019 traveled more miles than ever before, addressed the full scope of the clerical sexual abuse crisis, and made key personnel moves, including one abuse survivors had been demanding for years.
An Italian non-profit led by a Catholic priest has presented its yearly report on online child protection, calling for a global engagement on this global tragedy.
The Archdiocese of Boston is implementing a reporting system to handle confidential and anonymous reporting of misconduct by high-ranking church officials, including cardinals and bishops.
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.
Mexican Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera Lopez of Monterrey, the president of Mexico’s bishops’ conference, spoke to Crux.