Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort’

French Catholic leaders mired in sexual abuse scandals dig themselves deeper

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

Like any modern Catholic official, Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort, president of France’s Catholic bishops’ conference, realises clergy sexual abuse is a systemic problem, one that calls for serious reform of the church’s uncertain rules and ingrained secrecy. But recent revelations of sexual misconduct by a cardinal and a bishop on Moulins-Beaufort’s watch show how complicated, Read more

French Catholic Church to sell assets to compensate sex abuse victims

Thursday, November 11th, 2021
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The bishops of France will sell real estate assets to compensate sexual abuse survivors who were victims of clergy and staff of the French Catholic Church. “We will not take money from the Church’s yearly parish contributions, we will not use donations that the faithful make to us for [our missions]”, Éric de Moulins-Beaufort, president Read more

French Catholic Church accepts it allowed “systemic” abuse

Monday, November 8th, 2021

The French Catholic Church allowed the child abuse to become “systemic,” said Archbishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, chair of the country’s Bishops Conference. In a statement on Friday, the conference said the French Catholic Church bears “institutional responsibility” for the thousands of child abuse cases documented in a report released in October. “This responsibility implies a Read more

French bishops conference focus on “massive phenomenon” of child abuse

Thursday, November 4th, 2021
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The French Catholic bishops conference began on Tuesday, with half the seven-day meeting to focus on damning child abuse revelations. The 120 bishops are meeting to pour over a shock report released last month that detailed child abuse of more than 200,000 minors spanning 70 years. The findings of the Sauvé report on sexual abuse Read more

Archbishop envisages women’s inclusion in the College of Cardinals

Monday, July 13th, 2020

A time when women’s inclusion in the College of Cardinals is acceptable is not hard to imagine, says Archbishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, president of the French Bishops’ Conference (CEF). “Nothing prevents them from holding many more important functions in the workings of the institution, with everything being a matter of competence.” Furthermore, Moulins-Beaufort is not opposed Read more

The church’s systemic problem of paedophilia

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Paedophilia is a systemic problem and the Church’s efforts to ensure the “accompaniment” of the victims were ‘insufficient,’ says French Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort. The president elect of the Conference of Bishops of France says the need to shed light on the Church’s sex abuse scandals “cannot be considered purely marginal. “It’s a systemic problem Read more

Breath of fresh air for France

Monday, April 8th, 2019

France’s new bishops’ conference chair, Archbishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort of Reims, is a well-recognised theologian who is highly appreciated for his analytical skills and is liked by lay people. His intellectual standing and realistic manner of tackling problems without excessive nostalgia for the past are said to have contributed to his election. Speaking after his Read more