Pontifical Commissin for the Protection of Minors Archives - Crux



  • Pope says because of its failures, Church must promote child safety

    Pope says because of its failures, Church must promote child safety

    In recent decades, Pope Francis said on Friday, the Catholic Church has been forced to own up to its own failures to protect children because of the clerical sexual abuse scandals, and cannot shirk their responsibility “before God, before the victims and before public opinion.” As a result, the pope said, the Church is obligated to share its experience and collaborate with all forces seeking to promote child safety.

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  • The mysterious case of the missing Vatican tribunal

    The mysterious case of the missing Vatican tribunal

    When abuse survivor Marie Collins resigned last week from the pope’s anti-abuse advisory board she cited the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s failure to implement a tribunal for trying bishops who cover up abuse. But was that idea actually scrapped, or simply modified to achieve the same result?

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