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Vatican summit on sex abuse

Taking stock of the clergy sexual abuse crisis: Holding bishops accountable

By Thomas Reese — March 28, 2019

(RNS) — As the Catholic sexual abuse crisis has rolled on, the demand that the bishops be held accountable has become the focus of inquiries from the Vatican to attorney general offices across the U.S.

Pope Francis calls for ‘all-out battle’ against child sex abuse

By Jack Jenkins — February 24, 2019

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis referred to clerics who abuse children as ‘tools of Satan.’

At Vatican summit, talk of destroyed files riles bishops’ critics

By Jack Jenkins — February 23, 2019

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — ‘The Vatican may destroy documents, may restrict our access for justice, but … we are the evidence of the abuse,’ said an advocate for abuse survivors.

At sex abuse summit, Catholic bishops tangle with details

By Jack Jenkins — February 22, 2019

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — “We have to be respectful … of their concerns, but, at the same time, make sure that does not allow for a justification of secrecy,” Cardinal Blase Cupich said.

Pope demands ‘concrete’ response to abuse crisis at Vatican summit

By Jack Jenkins — February 21, 2019

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The challenge for the nearly 200 assembled clerics at the Vatican this week is to find concrete measures that the global church can agree on — and that will satisfy abuse victims.

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