Posts Tagged ‘Accountability’

Archbishop Byrnes responds to concerns raised about financial accountability

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The Coadjutor Archbishop of Agaña Michael Byrnes says, since his appointment, making the Archdiocese transparent and accountable has been one of his goals. In that desire for accountability, he is now addressing concerns regarding the Kamalen Karidat (KK) ministries which have been raised by Concerned Catholics of Guam (CCOG). Established in 1993, KK helps provide food Read more

Pope meets abuse victims, expresses sorrow and shame

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Pope Francis met with victims of sexual abuse in Philadelphia on Sunday and told them words could not express his sorrow. The pope met with five adults who had suffered abuse as children. The victims had been abused by the clergy or by members of their families or their teachers. Francis heard their stories and spoke Read more

Belgian archbishop ordered to pay after abuse inaction

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

A court has ordered Belgium’s most senior Catholic prelate to pay $US10,900 in damages for failing to act on allegations of abuse in the 1990s. An appeals court in Liege ruled that Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard had to pay following a civil case. The case was brought by Joel Devillet who was raped by a priest Read more

Cardinal questions revelation of Vatican asset figures

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

The cardinal who heads the Vatican’s economic oversight body has questioned the releasing of Vatican asset figures to the media by Cardinal George Pell. Earlier this month, Cardinal Pell, who is prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, told media the Vatican had US$1.5 billion in assets that had not been previously accounted for. German Read more

New bishop in Chile under fire for alleged abuser cover-up

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Several Chilean priests have demanded the resignation of a newly-appointed bishop whom they accuse of covering up for a cleric who abused altar servers. A group of priests and deacons in Osorno have complained to the apostolic nuncio for Chile about Bishop Juan Barros Madrid. The priests and deacons allege the bishop covered up for Read more