Pope Francis on Thursday promised concrete actions against child sexual abuse by priests would result from a conference he opened, countering scepticism from some survivors who said the meeting looked like a public relations exercise.
Victims of sexual abuse by the Catholic clergy on Wednesday demanded to meet Pope Francis personally to press demands that bishops, who covered up such offences be dismissed from the priesthood.
Majority of Germans responding to a recent survey are not convinced the Vatican is doing everything in its power to clear up an ongoing scandal about sexual abuse of children by clergy.
Pope Francis has summoned the heads of national Catholic bishops conferences from around the world to the Vatican in February for a meeting to discuss the protection of minors from sexual abuse, the Vatican said on Wednesday.
Saraki, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on New Media, Olu Onemola, said this while receiving the Amnesty International 2017/18 Report on: “The State of the World’s Human Rights,” and the organization’s report on women who…
Effah-Chukwuma, Executive Director, Project Alert on Violence Against Women told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that children were more vulnerable to the perpetrators of rape.
“We feel pain and shame,” Fernando Ramos, an auxiliary bishop of Santiago, told a news conference ahead of the three days of closed-door meetings.
Earlier this week, the Vatican took over a Peru-based Catholic sect whose founder has been accused of sexual and psychological abuse.
He was later tortured by the elders who demanded that he offset the medical bill of treating the victim.