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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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One year after abuse summit, church reviews progress

Pope Francis waived secrecy Title: One year after abuse summit, church reviews progress Author: Carol Glatz Publisher: CRUX   Date: 23FEB2020 ROME — Since Pope Francis convened a historic summit at the Vatican one year ago to address clergy sex abuse and accountability, much has been done, but advocates say more is needed. Dozens of

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Pope ends a secrecy rule for Catholic sexual abuse cases, but for victims many barriers to justice remain

Author: Christine P. Bartholomew Publication: The Conversation Date: 13JAN2020 Pope Francis recently removed one of the barriers facing sex abuse victims looking for justice – the “Rule of Pontifical Secrecy.” The rule is an obligation under the church’s laws to keep sensitive information regarding the Catholic Church’s governance strictly confidential. This rule allowed church officials to withhold

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Pope Francis please mandate all abuse is reported to civil authorities. Canon Law✍

Pope Francis Canon Law Author: Joolsmagools® Publication: Change Org website Date: 21DEC2019 Jools Magools® started this petition to Pope Francis (Pontifex) and 2 others Pope Francis please plug Canon Laws. Sexual abuse and cover ups are crimes. Please mandate ALL abuse is to be reported to civil authorities. Please dismiss from the clerical state perpetrators of sexual abuse crimes and

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Child Sexual Abuse

New Catholic Archbishop is confronted by 93yo Eileen Piper over child abuse

Eileen Piper confronts Comensoli Author: Ben Schneiders & Royce Millar Publication: The Age Date: 30AUG2018 A 93-year-old woman publicly confronted the new Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne on Thursday with the harrowing story of how the clergy sexually abused her late daughter. Eileen Piper, her face stricken with grief, presented Archbishop Peter Comensoli with a picture of

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Kieran Tapsell

The Catholic Church and Child Sexual Abuse: It’s Time To Come Clean

Tapsell Child Sexual Abuse Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: CatholicsForRenewal.org Date: 20OCT2014 Historically, the Church’s canon law for 1500 years reflected a serious and consistent attitude to child sexual abuse. It was always a sin, but by the 4th century the Church started to regard it as a crime punishable in this life. The first Church

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Child Sexual Abuse

Canon Law a Systemic factor in Child Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church submission to The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: Submission to The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Date: 10AUG2015 In 1974, Pope Paul VI by his Instruction, Secreta Continere abolished the “secret of the Holy Office” and replaced it with the “pontifical secret”. He expanded the Church’s highest form of secrecy outside the confessional to cover

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Kieran Tapsell

The ball is in Pope Francis’ court over the culture of cover-up

Pope Francis culture cover-up Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: National Catholic Reporter Date: 06JUN2018 Pope Francis’ condemnation of a culture of cover-up in the global Catholic Church is a welcome change to the attitude of Pope Benedict XVI in his 2010 pastoral letter to the Irish people in response to the Murphy Commission’s Report. Benedict blamed the Irish bishops for the

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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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