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  • Abuse survivor calls for more accountability after Pope Francis promises “zero tolerance”

    Abuse survivor calls for more accountability after Pope Francis promises “zero tolerance”

    “The conscience of the Church arrived a little late” on sexual abuse, Pope Francis said during an audience at the Vatican, adding that sexual abuse is a “sickness” and that there will be no pardon for abusers who are found guilty. Abuse survivor Marie Collins praised the pope’s words, but stated that the ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy is “toothless” without accountability.

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  • Advice for baby bishops school: Get out to lunch and dinner!

    Advice for baby bishops school: Get out to lunch and dinner!

    Auxiliary Bishop Richard Umbers of Sydney, Australia, took part in the Vatican’s “baby bishops’ school” last year, and he’s got some “nutty” advice for this year’s class: “Make sure you organize a few lunches and dinners along the way. Make sure you make time to get to know some of those bishops in a more intimate setting. Build friendships there.”

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  • Friends and foes of Cardinal Pell weigh in on charges of abuse

    As news breaks around the world that Australian Cardinal George Pell, head of the Vatican’s Secretary for the Economy, has been charged criminally with historical sexual offenses, reactions have poured in from around the globe. Pell’s accusers say they’re elated, even as their attorney tries to dampen their expectations, while longtime Pell friends are emphasizing his decency and integrity.

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