Pope calls upon those present at vital safeguarding conference to “hear the cry of the little ones who plead for justice” and to be concrete.
“The example of Ireland is a very good one if the Church would look at it more closely and extrapolate from it out to the wider Church and then from that into society, in areas where there are not good practices” – anti-abuse campaigner Marie Collins.
“In the early New Year I will plan for further meetings to enable meaningful and constructive engagement with survivors and others in advance of the Rome convention,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin.
“Let it be clear that before these abominations the Church will spare no effort to do all that is necessary to bring to justice whosoever has committed such crimes.”
Final Report of Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse questions mandatory clerical celibacy, the inviolability of the seal of confession, and criticises culture of clericalism.
www.protectionofminors.va provides resources across four categories: ‘Healing and Care’, ‘Guidelines’, ‘Education’, and the ‘Day of Prayer [for the Victims and Survivors of Sexual Abuse]’.
Spotlight will set off 'hand grenades' of pain in hearts of abuse survivors and as a Church we can never be complacent about child protection: Archbishop of Dublin.