February 6, 2012

Cardinal says bishops must cooperate with police on abuse

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RNS photo courtesy Marcin Mazur/Catholic Church of England and Wales.

RNS photo courtesy Marcin Mazur/Catholic Church of England and Wales.

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) An American cardinal who has jurisdiction over all abuse cases in the Roman Catholic Church said bishops have an obligation to "cooperate" with local law enforcement, but stopped short of mandating that bishops report abuse cases to police. By Alessandro Speciale.

  • ronwagn

    Hard to believe that this is still an issue at all. It has been harming the Catholic Church for decades.

  • didutz

    I also think that they have to collaborate with the police if they really want to have some good results from this situation.
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