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Pope will meet sex abuse victims,Zero tolerance for paedophile priests.

July 8, 2014 · 

(Press Association) – Pope Francis has announced he will meet a group of sex abuse victims next month at the Vatican and declared “zero tolerance” for any member of the clergy who would violate a child. Francis also revealed that three bishops are currently under investigation by the Vatican for abuse-related reasons, though it was not clear if they were accused of committing abuse itself or of having covered it up.


Vatican tribunal convicts former envoy of sex abuse

June 28, 2014 · 

  27 June 2014 BBC News A tribunal in the Vatican has convicted the former papal envoy to the Dominican Republic of sex abuse and stripped him of the priesthood. Jozef Wesolowski, who is originally from Poland, was recalled by the Church last year amid claims that he had abused boys in Santo Domingo. Wesolowski […]


Vatican says 848 priests defrocked for abuse since 2004

June 28, 2014 · 

New wave of lawsuits possible if sex abuse classified as ‘torture’ The Associated Press Posted:   May 07,2014 The Vatican’s United Nations ambassador in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, is shown prior to the UN torture committee hearing on the Vatican on Monday. The Vatican’s United Nations ambassador in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, is shown […]


Holy See in torture seat at the United Nations

May 26, 2014 · 


Bishops should be held accountable for failing to report sex abuse:

May 6, 2014 · 

Vatican advisory board  (ABC via CNUA) Roman Catholic bishops should be held accountable if they fail to report suspected sexual abuse or protect children from paedophile priests, a panel advising Pope Francis says. After holding its first meeting, the new Vatican advisory board says current church laws are out of date. It says it will […]


Vatican defrocks 400 pedophile priests

January 19, 2014 · 

January 18, 2014 10:21 pm VATICAN CITY: The Vatican revealed Saturday that nearly 400 priests were defrocked during the pontificate of now pope emeritus Benedict XVI, following an explosion in claims of child sex abuse by clergymen. “In 2012 there were around 100, while in 2011 there were around 300,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said. […]


Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for child abuse

January 18, 2014 ·,  Friday 17 January 2014 19.53 GMT Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests in just two years, for molesting children, according to a document obtained by the Associated Press. The statistics for 2011 and 2012 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009, when the Vatican first provided details on […]


Jesus 'would not enter Vatican'

January 17, 2014 · 

Pope wont live in the Vatican, Priest’s  2005 Interview relevant today . In BBC Nr.Ireland Interview Fr.Shay Cullen founder of the Preda Center ,a human rights and child protection organization in Olongapo City,Philippines said if Jesus was here today he would not live in the Vatican. Pope Francis has the same opinion as he lives […]


GLOBAL : The UN asks the Vatican to answer for the actions of paedophile priests

July 12, 2013 · 

By Alessandro Speciale (Vatican Insider via CNUA) The United Nations have sent the Vatican a long list of questions asking for detailed information on the issue of sex abuse in the Catholic Church. The Legion of Christ and Ireland’s Magdalene laundries are first in the firing line The UN Committee on the Rights of the […]



June 21, 2013 · 

By Bishop Geoffrey Robinson Published by Garratt Publishing, AU$17.95 The title might lead one reasonably to expect a kind of pamphleteering campaign against abusers and a tick list of suggestions for new structures and programs to deal with abuse. Bishop Geoffrey Robinson, however, dares something more fundamentally revolutionary in For Christ’s Sake: End Sexual Abuse […]

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