Curia blamed for delaying abuse-related reforms

A member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has detailed two instances where she believes the Roman Curia has frustrated reform.

Marie Collins, an abuse survivor, referred to commission’s proposal that a Vatican tribunal be set up hold bishops to account for their handling of abuse cases.

This was approved by the Council of Cardinals and the Pope, but it stalled.

“It was announced in the press, then it went to be implemented and that’s where the brick wall is,” she said.

Ms Collins said the same thing happened with the commission’s proposals for the training of new bishops.

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