Child sexual abuse inquiry criticises lack of cooperation from Vatican — Richard Scorer (@Richard_Scorer) October 28, 2019 The Vatican’s repeated refusal to cooperate with official investigations into paedophile priests and its delay in stripping convicted offenders of their clerical status has been condemned by the UK’s child sexual abuseContinue Reading Burke said that among the options discussed was to decentralize procedures by setting up regional tribunals that would hear cases under the auspices and guidance of the CDF. The CDF hears canonical cases, applying Church laws that could lead to the defrocking of accused priests if found guilty. TheContinue Reading

.@ffrf: Rape charges against Vatican’s Pell raise many questions — Patheos Nonreligious (@PatheosNonrelig) June 30, 2017 Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican’s #3 man, has been ordered to appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in Australia on July 18 and face charges officially labeled, “historical sexual assault offences.” Pell is theContinue Reading

Top Vatican cardinal admits the church made "enormous mistakes" in handling of abuse — HuffPost Religion (@HuffPostRelig) March 1, 2016 Australian Cardinal George Pell said on Sunday the Catholic Church made “enormous mistakes” and dismissed cases of sexual abuse of children in “scandalous circumstances”, as he became theContinue Reading