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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✍

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 those who facilitate abuse

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Child Sexual Abuse

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

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 her daughter Stephanie in

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

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: CatholicsForRenewal.org Date: 20OCT2014 In 1904, Pope Pius X decided to create a code of canon law out of the 10,000 or so papal and council decrees. He appointed a commission headed by Cardinal Gasparri whose assistant was Eugenio Pacelli, the later Pope Pius XII. The Commission discarded the decrees that required

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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 – 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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