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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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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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Survivors storm Rome to mark anniversary of global abuse summit

Anniversary Global Abuse Summit Title: Survivors storm Rome to mark anniversary of global abuse summit Author: Elise Ann Allen Publication: Crux Date: 20FEB2020 ROME – This week clerical abuse survivors from around the world have flocked to Rome to mark the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’s global summit on child protection, which took place at

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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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Survivor advocacy group accuses pope of cherry-picking abuse reforms

Cherry picking abuse reforms Title: Survivor advocacy group accuses pope of cherry-picking abuse reforms Author: Elise Ann Allen Publication: Crux Date: 18FEB2020 ROME – As the one-year mark of Pope Francis’s landmark summit on child protection approaches, survivors of clerical abuse are arguing that the pope, while taking positive steps, is inconsistent in his response

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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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Health and Integrity in Church and Ministry

Royal Commission Sexual Abuse Title: Health and Integrity in Church and Ministry: An ecumenical conversation on the task of rebuilding and renewal after the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Conference Papers Editor: Stephen Crittenden Publication: Franciscan Friars (Australia) Date: 27-29 August 2018 Melbourne, Australia Key excerpts: Recommendation 16.10 is formulated as follows:

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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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