Posts Tagged ‘Abuse summit’

Group of gay priests challenge Pope Comments 0

Monday, February 18th, 2019

An October 2018 letter to Pope Francis from a group of gay priests has been released ahead of this week’s summit in Rome about sex abuse in the Catholic church. In the letter, the Netherlands-based Working Group of Catholic Gay Pastors confront Francis on his views about homosexuality and ask him not to validate gossip Read more

Summit ineffective unless “victim-centred listening” at its heart Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
victim-centred listening

Three female survivors of sexual abuse by priests have called on church leaders preparing for a February summit at the Vatican to listen to the voices of victims and to end a “culture of cover-up.” One of the three is Dr Rocio Figueroa Alvear, a Peruvian theologian, who is currently a lecturer in Systematic Theology at Good Read more

Pope’s abuse summit may be his ‘last chance’ Comments 0

Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Irish visit

A clerical sexual abuse survivor calls a summit on child protection that will take place at the Vatican Feb. 21-24, involving presidents of all bishops’ conferences around the world as well as the pope’s own top aides, a “last chance” for the Vatican to be taken seriously. “If this 2019 meeting ends with nothing more Read more