Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Charles Scicluna’

Priests should be allowed to marry

Thursday, February 8th, 2024
Priests should be allowed to marry

One of the Catholic Church’s leading doctrinal figures has reiterated his call for the institution to reconsider allowing priests to marry. Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta shared his views in an interview with the Times of Malta, saying that allowing priests to marry could prevent them from leading secretive lives that conflict with their vows. Read more

Church communications must help build culture of truth

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Catholic Church communications should be more proactive and help promote a culture of transparency, openness and co-responsibility. It can help with a greater commitment to communication that follows the Gospel way, marked by listening, dialogue, compassion, tenderness and accompaniment. All people yearn for truth and justice, speakers at a panel discussion in Rome said last Read more

Vatican should give reasons when a bishop is sacked

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Secrecy is out – the Vatican should give reasons when it sacks a bishop. Both Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich and Malta’s Archbishop Charles Scicluna say the Vatican should begin disclosing the reasons for a Catholic prelate’s removal from office. Cupich and Scicluna organised last week’s summit on child protection. “I think if a person is Read more

Anti-abuse summit – be realistic

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

A leading expert in the field of child protection, Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, says while one goal of the Vatican’s upcoming anti-abuse summit aims to get the world’s bishops on the same page about abuse prevention, a uniform solution to the clerical abuse issue doesn’t exist. Zollner says he believes the reason for calling the Read more

Pope meets Chilean clerical sexual abuse survivors

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Three Chilean clerical sexual abuse survivors have met with Pope Francis. Francis invited the survivors, Juan Carlos Cruz, James Hamilton and Andres Murillo, to stay in the Santa Marta residence where he lives. In a series of meetings that began in the Vatican on Friday, continued over the weekend and finished on Monday, Francis and Read more

Bishop Juan Barros should resign over sex abuse

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Chilean Bishop Juan Barros should resign because he covered up clerical sex abuse. Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati says Barros, who allegedly covered up abuse of minors, should ‘without a doubt’ resign. He also says he would not judge whether Barros actually had covered up abuse by Fr Fernando Karadima. “I’m not a judge” who can say Read more

Pope Francis admits serious mistakes and asks for forgiveness

Thursday, April 12th, 2018
serious mistakes

Pope Francis has asked forgiveness from the victims of clerical sexual abuse in Chile after receiving a report by the papal envoy, Bishop Charles Scicluna. “I have made serious mistakes in the assessment and my perception of the situation, especially due to a lack of truthful and balanced information,”  the Pope said in a letter Read more

Chilean sex-abuse victim to have Vatican interview

Monday, February 12th, 2018

A Chilean sex-abuse victim will be interviewed personally by the Vatican’s sex-crimes expert, Archbishop Charles Scicluna. Scicluna will travel to New York next week to interview the victim, Juan Carlos Cruz. The victim is at the centre of a scandal involving Pope Francis. Cruz says a letter he wrote in 2015 asking Pope Francis to Read more