- Nov 28, 2020
England’s top prelate expressed his “profound sorrow and apologies” on Friday, after he was personally singled out in a scathing report on clerical sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
A government-established inquiry into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in England and Wales says “real and lasting changes to attitudes have some way to go if the Roman Catholic Church is to shake off the failures of the past.”
Catholic priests would die rather than break the seal of confession to report child abusers to the police, said an English cardinal.
It was “very disappointing” the Vatican failed to give testimony during an investigation into sex abuse in the Catholic Church in England and Wales, according to the lead counsel to the inquiry.
An English Church official “deliberately misled” a U.S. archdiocese into harboring a pedophile priest and helping him to escape justice for a quarter of a century, said a report from a child abuse inquiry.
A Presidential Commission to investigate the Church’s sexual abuse scandals could be an alternative to a welter of secretive and sometimes politically driven grand juries.