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  • Canonist warns Church oversight of troubled lay groups has ‘no teeth’

    Canonist warns Church oversight of troubled lay groups has ‘no teeth’

    • Aug 12, 2017

    Through the years the Vatican has developed strong rules and regulations to fight sex abuse in the clergy, but two recent sex abuse scandals in Catholic lay associations show that in these cases the Church is still very slow to respond and that often local bishops fail to exercise the necessary monitoring.

  • Survivors denounce Vatican handling of Peru abuse case

    Survivors denounce Vatican handling of Peru abuse case

    • Feb 25, 2017

    The sanctions the Vatican imposed against Luis Fernando Figari, the whistleblower Pedro Salinas said, amount to a “golden exile, where he can live comfortably with all his needs taken care of.” As a layman, Figari was not subject to the same defrocking punishment used to sanction abusive priests.

  • Vatican bars Sodalit founder from contact with members

    Vatican bars Sodalit founder from contact with members

    • Feb 11, 2017

    An ethics commission created to investigate accusations of abuse against Luis Fernando Figari had released a report which detailed an internal culture of extreme “discipline and obedience to the founder” which was “forged on the basis of extreme physical demands, as well as physical punishments, constituting abuses which violated the fundamental rights of persons.”

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