Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Church France’

Confronting sexual abuse in the Catholic church is a must

Thursday, October 14th, 2021
confronting sexual abuse

When Pope Francis met with the Archbishop of Paris and other French bishops at the end of September, he observed on the matter of the then-forthcoming report on sex abuse in the church of France: “Look the truth in the face.” It is not only the hierarchy that is now doing so, but all of Read more

Call for bishops in France to resign en masse over sex abuse scandal

Thursday, October 14th, 2021
France sex abuse scandal

There have been calls for the mass resignation of all bishops in France over the sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church throughout the country. The “Appeal for a Renewed and Trustworthy Church”, was posted on Monday. It is an online petition calling for the en masse resignation of the country’s bishops. “As a sign Read more

Abuse in France a matter of shame

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
CNN

Pope Francis expressed shame and sadness after learning that around 3,000 people (2,000 clergy and 1,000 laypeople) abused some 216,000 children in the Catholic Church in France over the last 70 years. Francis first thoughts were for the victims. It is “with a deep sadness for their wounds and gratitude for their courage in coming Read more