Tag: Mandatory reporting

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Safeguarding in Birmingham was ‘shambolic’ says top abuse lawyer

Barnardo Review Institutional Failures Title: Safeguarding in Birmingham was ‘shambolic’ says top abuse lawyer Author: Ruth Gledhill Publisher: The Tablet Date: 20JUL2022 The Barnardo’s review shows that failures by the Archdiocese, which took place over a period of time, were institutional. A top abuse lawyer has condemned the Archdiocese of Birmingham for safeguarding systems that

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Opinion

Francis’ clergy abuse law, ‘Vos Estis,’ isn’t working. Here’s how to fix it.

Pope Fix ‘Vos Estis’ Title: Francis’ clergy abuse law, ‘Vos Estis,’ isn’t working. Here’s how to fix it. Author: Anne Barrett Doyle Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 25MAY2022 Three years ago, as the Catholic Church faced an unprecedented reckoning with clergy sexual abuse, Pope Francis introduced a church law that promised to hold bishops and

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France’s top bishop acknowledges that law takes precedence over confession secrecy

Secrecy of the Confession Title: France’s top bishop acknowledges that law takes precedence over confession secrecy Author: Reuters Staff (Reporting by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Giles Elgood) Publisher:  Reuters via Yahoo Date: 13OCT2021 PARIS (Reuters) – France’s top bishop said on Tuesday that the secrecy of the confession should not take precedence over French laws

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Catholic priests in France ‘must report abuse allegations heard in confession’

Mandatory Reporting Includes Confessional Title: Catholic priests in France ‘must report abuse allegations heard in confession’ Author: Angelique Chrisafis Publisher: The Guardian Date: 12OCT2021 Catholic priests must report all child sexual abuse allegations to police, including if they hear about it in the secrecy of the confession box, the French interior minister has said after

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Opinion

Reforming the Vatican’s Code of Canon law, #MeToo Insights, and Zero Tolerance

Verdict Justia Canon Law Title: Reforming the Vatican’s Code of Canon law, #MeToo Insights, and Zero Tolerance Author: Lesley Wexler Publisher: Verdict Justia Date: 24JUN2021 In recent days, Pope Francis has described the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis as a worldwide catastrophe. He urged that the Catholic Church end its “head-in-sand policy”, acknowledge its institutional

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UN investigators call on Vatican to do more to stop abuse

United Nations Mandatory Reporting Title: UN investigators call on Vatican to do more to stop abuse Author: Cindy Wooden (Catholic News Service CNS) Publisher: National Catholic Reporter (NCROnline) Date: 22JUN2021 VATICAN CITY — While acknowledging Vatican-mandated reforms in the handling of clerical sexual abuse, four U.N. special rapporteurs urged the Vatican to make it mandatory that church officials

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UN experts urge Catholic Church to act against sexual abuse, provide reparations

Office Of High Commissioner Title: UN experts urge Catholic Church to act against sexual abuse, provide reparations Author: OHCHR Staff Publisher: OHCHR.Org United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner Date:  21JUN2021 GENEVA (21 June 2021) – UN human rights experts* urged the Holy See to take all necessary measures to stop and prevent

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Statement by UN ‘experts’ seeks to discredit the Holy See

United Nations Child Rights Title: Statement by UN ‘experts’ seeks to discredit the Holy See Author: Andrea Gagliarducci Publisher: Catholic News Agency Date: 20JUN2021 A group of U.N. “experts” is expected to issue a statement aimed at forcing the Holy See and the Catholic Church to surrender to abortion and gender ideology, under the guise

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Opinion

Catholic Church response to sexual abuse must centre on survivor well-being, not defensiveness

Catholic Church Survivor Centred Title: Catholic Church response to sexual abuse must centre on survivor well-being, not defensiveness Author: Cathy Driscoll, Saint Mary’s University Publisher: The Conversation Date: 16JUN2021 In light of the recent discovery of 215 Indigenous children in unmarked graves at a former Catholic-run residential school in British Columbia and investigations at other former

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Opinion

The Catholic Church desperately needs to change, but will it do so?

Will Catholic Church Change? Title: The Catholic Church desperately needs to change, but will it do so? Author: Ruth Gledhill Publisher: Christian Today Date: 10JUN2021 There is no doubt that at long last, the Catholic Church has heard the message that survivors and others have been crying out for decades. There is a serious problem

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