Articles on this issue "abuse"
Pope Francis issued a strong condemnation against the sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy following a private meeting with several victims from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. …read more
"For those who were abused by a member of the clergy, I am deeply sorry for the times when you or your family spoke out, to report the abuse, but you were not heard or believed. Please know that the Holy Father hears you and believes you."
Here is the Vatican translation of the Pope's address to victims of sexual abuse by the clergy, who he met with early this morning at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. Following …read more
Throughout the weeks of April, our Commonwealth, along with the rest of the country, has been focused on National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. Here in Pennsylvania, our people …read more
An Austrian nun who spent over 60 years caring for poor children has been killed. According to Fides, 86-year-old Austrian missionary nun, Sister Stefani Tiefenbacher of the Missionary …read more
Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the archbishop of Mumbai, has again expressed his disdain for the rape of a nun in India this month, saying he was ashamed something like this could happen in his …read more
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One week after the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors meeting in Rome, the Centre for Child Protection (CCP), located at the Pontifical Gregorian University, was inaugurated …read more
In a letter addressed to Episcopal Conferences, Religious Superiors and Societies of Apostolic Life around the world, Pope Francis said that Bishops and Major Superiors have a responsibility …read more
Pope Francis has sent a thank you note to a 14-year-old girl in Ireland. The Holy Father wrote Nicole Kane of County Carlow, Ireland, a personal letter thanking her for being “such a support” …read more
Clerical sex abuse, and measures being taken to prevent it, was the first subject reporters asked the Pope during his press conference on the papal plane back from the Holy Land last night. …read more