Child sexual abuse inquiry criticises lack of cooperation from Vatican https://t.co/tABRvQ8KFQ — 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

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-abuse/vatican-studying-ways-to-speed-up-sexual-abuse-cases-idUSKCN1GC2B0 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 https://t.co/YN1gRe6qH5 — 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 https://t.co/4QHaRmOh3G pic.twitter.com/pbBDikioFg — 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

“At a United Nations hearing this year, the Vatican said it had defrocked 848 priests over the last decade and ordered 2,572 to “live a life of prayer and penance” because of abuse allegations. There are about 414,000 Roman Catholic priests worldwide, according to the BBC; if 2% are pedophiles,Continue Reading