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Survivors refute Scicluna’s statement that “silence and cover-ups” in the Church are now “a thing of the past”.

ECA Scicluna Pontifical Secret Title: Survivors refute Scicluna’s statement that “silence and cover-ups” in the Church are now “a thing of the past”. Author: Law, Tim; Buchanan, Denise; Isely, Peter Publisher: End Clergy Abuse Date: 02MAR2020 His Holiness, Pope Francis, Apostolic Palace, 00120 Vatican City. Dear Pope Francis, Our organization led the largest international gathering

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No secret that ‘pontifical secrecy’ is taking a beating at pope’s summit

Pontifical Secret Transparency Scicluna Title: No secret that ‘pontifical secrecy’ is taking a beating at pope’s summit Author: John L. Allen Jr. Publisher: Crux Date: 23Feb2019 ROME – One hallmark of Pope Francis’s style is that during big moments, he prefers to have his friends and allies in the spotlight. That’s certainly the case during

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Leading clergy-abuse expert addresses impact of the crisis on global Catholic Church

Hans Zollner Institutional Trauma Title: Leading clergy-abuse expert addresses impact of the crisis on global Catholic ChurchAuthor: Michelle MartinPublisher: Chicago CatholicDate: 03MAR2020  Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, one of the world’s leading experts on safeguarding minors, said that the church is suffering “institutional trauma” from clerical sexual abuse, trauma that it must learn to integrate into its

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Is Vatican anti-abuse task force ‘Tale of Two Cities’ or ‘Remembrance of Things Past’?

Vatican Pope anti-abuse taskforce Title: Is Vatican anti-abuse task force ‘Tale of Two Cities’ or ‘Remembrance of Things Past’? Author: John L. Allen Jr. Publisher: Crux Date: 29FEB2020 ROME – Anyone watching the Vatican under Pope Francis try to come to grips with the clerical sexual abuse crisis could be forgiven for feeling themselves trapped

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Vatican task force offers help to church on abuse prevention

Title: Vatican task force offers help to church on abuse prevention Author: Nicole Winfield Publication: Associated Press via The Washington Post Date: 29FEB2020 VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is launching a task force of experts to help Catholic dioceses and religious orders develop guidelines to handle cases of sexual abuse by clergy and tend to

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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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Interview of the editorial director, Andrea Tornielli, with Archbishop Charles Scicluna, adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the occasion of the publication of the Rescript of the Holy Father Francis concerning the Instruction on the Confidentiality of Legal Proceedings, 17.12.2019

Scicluna an epochal decision Title: Interview of the editorial director, Andrea Tornielli, with Archbishop Charles Scicluna, adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the occasion of the publication of the Rescript of the Holy Father Francis concerning the Instruction on the Confidentiality of Legal Proceedings, 17.12.2019 Author: Andrea Tornielli Publisher:Vatican

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Pope Francis abolishes the pontifical secret for sexual misconduct cases involving clerics

Author: Gerard O’Connell Publication: America Magazine Date: 17DEC2019 In a decision of enormous importance, long called for by survivors of abuse and their advocates, Pope Francis has abolished the pontifical secret for sexual misconduct cases concerning clerics. The “pontifical secret” is not related to the seal of the confessional, which remains absolute (and inviolable) in

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Archbishop Charles Scicluna hails abolition of pontifical secret in clerical sex crimes

Scicluna Abolition Pontifical Secret Title: Archbishop Charles Scicluna hails abolition of pontifical secret in clerical sex crimes Author: Matthew Vella Publication: Malta Today Date: 07JAN2020 Malta’s archbishop Charles Scicluna has hailed the abolition of the pontifical secret in cases of sexual violence and clerical abuse of minors, as an important step in working for justice for

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Kieran Tapsell – Pope Francis Abolishes the Pontifical Secret Over Child Sexual Abuse

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations blog Date: 20DEC2019 On 17 December 2019, Pope Francis abolished “Pontifical Secret” in a document entitled Instruction on the Confidentiality of Legal Proceedings. Archbishop Scicluna, who has been at the forefront of reforms, is reported to have said: “local dioceses and religious congregations have the

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