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Study identifies 16 child sex abuse rings in Victorian Catholic Church

Muytjens Clergy Dark Networks Title: Study identifies 16 child sex abuse rings in Victorian Catholic Church Author: Debbie Cuthbertson Publisher: The Age Date: 23FEB2020   A three-year research project into paedophile Catholic clerics in Victoria has identified 16 child sex abuse networks operating over six decades involving 99 priests and Christian Brothers. The investigation found that clergy paedophile rings

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One year after global abuse summit, reaction mixed on progress made

Pope Francis SNAP Fingers Title: One year after global abuse summit, reaction mixed on progress made Author: Elise Ann Allen Publisher: Crux Date: 22FEB2020 ROME – As the Boy Scouts of America slide further into scandal with allegations of widespread sexual abuse continuing to go public, the Catholic Church also finds itself on the public

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Deaf survivors of clergy sexual abuse protest in Vatican

Deaf Survivors Protest Vatican Title: Deaf survivors of clergy sexual abuse protest in Vatican Author: Philip Pullella Reuters Publication: GEO TV Date: 21FEB2020 VATICAN CITY: Victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests at a school for the deaf in Argentina staged a protest at the Vatican on Friday to bring attention to an upcoming trial of more

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Fr Zollner: Protection of minors improving since last year’s summit

Title: Fr Zollner: Protection of minors improving since last year’s summit Author: Vatican News Staff Publication: Vatican News Date: 20FEB2020 One year on from the Meeting on the “Protection of Minors in the Church”, Father Hans Zollner describes the steps taken to listen to victims of clerical sexual abuse and ensure that minors are safe in

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Deaf Argentine abuse survivors target pope with defiant message

Title: Deaf Argentine abuse survivors target pope with defiant message Author: Geneva (AFP) Publication: France 24 Date: 19FEB2020 Three deaf survivors of clerical sexual abuse from Argentina say they want Pope Francis finally to live up to his promises of reform — and they are taking their call directly to the Vatican this week. The three told

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Removal of ‘pontifical secret’ in clerical sex abuse trials a step forward for justice

Pontifical Secret Marie Collins Title: Removal of ‘pontifical secret’ in clerical sex abuse trials a step forward for justice Author: Marie Collins Publication: The Irish Times Date: 18FEB2020 On the December 17th last the Vatican announced that the “pontifical secret” would no longer be applied to canon law trials involving clerical sexual offences. Many people were unaware of

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When it comes to abuse victims, the Body of Christ keeps score

Institutional Traumatization Hans Zollner Title: When it comes to abuse victims, the Body of Christ keeps score Author: Adam A.J. DeVille Publication: Our Sunday Visitor Date: 14FEB2020 Having written a book on the sex-abuse crisis in the Church, it usually takes a lot to shock me. Even so, I was horrified to read a priest in Rhode

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The Church and bad faith

Church and bad faith Title: The Church and bad faith Author: Alain Crevier Publication: Radio-Canada Date: 14FEB2020 Last spring, almost by accident, I came across the 30th anniversary of an event that deeply marked Canada. Strangely, it seems that the whole country has forgotten it. It must be said that the building was razed to the

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Piecemeal Protections The Canadian Church Struggles to Confront Sex Abuse

Piecemeal protections Canada Commonweal Title: Piecemeal Protections The Canadian Church Struggles to Confront Sex Abuse Author: Michael W. Higgins Publication: Commonweal Date: 11FEB2020 It was early December of last year when I heard an extraordinary interview with a Canadian bishop on CBC Radio One, Canada’s premier English-speaking public broadcaster. Extraordinary, because it was thirty minutes long;

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Fr. Hans Zollner: Clergy abuse has damaged the church, but ‘more damage has been done to human beings’

Church damaged by abuse Title: Fr. Hans Zollner: Clergy abuse has damaged the church, but ‘more damage has been done to human beings’ Author: Gia Myers Publication: America Media via Catholic News Service (CNS) Date: 06FEB2020 VILLANOVA, Pa. (CNS) — Almost 200 people filled the Driscoll Hall Auditorium on Villanova University’s campus Jan. 29 looking to deepen

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