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Abuse survivor challenges Cardinal Müller’s account of abuse reforms

March 20, 2017 ·  By Associated Press for www.catholicherald.co.uk

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Member of the anti-pedophilia Pontifical commission, Irish Marie Collins attends a press conference on May 3, 2014 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Marie Collins has accused the CDF of not cooperating (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Marie Collins accuses the Vatican doctrinal chief of ignoring the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

 

The clash between a former member of Pope Francis’s sex abuse advisory commission and the Vatican heated up Tuesday, as Marie Collins challenged a top Vatican cardinal over his claims that his office had cooperated with the commission.

In an open letter, Collins pressed her case that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith had ignored or hindered commission proposals to protect children and care for abuse victims that had been approved by the Pope.

Collins pointedly corrected Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s assertion that one of the congregation’s staffers was a member of the board, when in fact he had stopped participating in 2015.

And she noted that the commission’s 2015 invitation to have another congregation official attend its meetings was flat-out rejected, though someone eventually attended a session last year.

Collins resigned from the commission on March 1 citing the “unacceptable” lack of cooperation from Cardinal Müller’s office, which processes canonical cases against pedophile priests.

The clash between a former member of Pope Francis’s sex abuse advisory commission and the Vatican heated up Tuesday, as Marie Collins challenged a top Vatican cardinal over his claims that his office had cooperated with the commission.

In an open letter, Collins pressed her case that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith had ignored or hindered commission proposals to protect children and care for abuse victims that had been approved by the Pope.

Collins pointedly corrected Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s assertion that one of the congregation’s staffers was a member of the board, when in fact he had stopped participating in 2015.

And she noted that the commission’s 2015 invitation to have another congregation official attend its meetings was flat-out rejected, though someone eventually attended a session last year.

Collins resigned from the commission on March 1 citing the “unacceptable” lack of cooperation from Cardinal Müller’s office, which processes canonical cases against pedophile priests.

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