- May 23, 2020
ROME – Pope Francis is sending two top aides to Mexico to help the local bishops address the clerical abuse crisis in Mexico. The pontiff tapped Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Spaniard Father Jordi Bertomeu, the same duo he had sent to Chile in 2018 in the aftermath of the
Africa has long lagged behind the United States, Europe and Australia in confronting the problem of priests having sex with children, given the church’s priorities here have focused on fighting poverty, conflict and traffickers who sell children off to war or work.
The Vatican cardinal in charge of clergy said Wednesday that apart from “very rare” exceptions, a priest with a child should leave the priesthood.
Vincent Doyle, the child of a Catholic priest, says that men in such situations shouldn’t have to choose between priesthood and paternity.