Posts Tagged ‘Abuse cover-up’

Prominent Bishop removed over sex abuse cover-up

Monday, October 19th, 2020
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Pope Francis, Saturday, accepted the resignation of Edward Janiak, 68, bishop of the Polish diocese of Kalisz. Janiak’s resignation follows accusations made in a documentary about his handling of two abuse cases. The documentary “Playing Hide and Seek” was posted online in May this year. The film exposed two cases of pedophile priests that Janiak Read more

Abuse survivors worried they lack a voice at inquiry

Monday, May 11th, 2020

The Royal Commission investigating historic abuse in care has quietly suspended meetings of the group of survivors set up to advise it. The inquiry told survivor advisory group members in December that meetings would not be happening for the “foreseeable future”. Instead, the Royal Commission says it’s seeking advice from individual members and smaller working Read more

French cardinal bewildered by sex abuse conviction

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

French cardinal Philippe Barbarin says he does not understand why he was found guilty of covering up a priest’s sexual abuse of children. In March this year the Lyon court ruled that Barbarin, “in wanting to avoid scandal caused by the facts of multiple sexual abuses committed by a priest … preferred to take the Read more