Posts Tagged ‘survivors’

A new approach to helping abuse survivors

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Dealing with the impact of sexual abuse has been largely outsourced by the Church. Now an initiative is being launched, with the support of Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, taking a fresh pastoral approach to the welfare of survivors “You took away my faith”; “The Church cheated me out of my relationship Read more

Vatican culture slows abuse-prevention commission work

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

A member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors says the slow progress in some of its work is because of Vatican culture. Abuse survivor Marie Collins told the Irish Times that the commission has made good progress in some areas, but in others, progress has been “very slow”. “My expectation was that Read more

Aussie abuse inquiry head pushes for victims’ compensation

Friday, October 31st, 2014

The Australian government and other bodies should pay towards compensation for victims abused as children in institutions, a royal commission head says. Justice Peter McClellan said some Australian institutions where children were abused either have no money or no longer exist. He chairs the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Justice McClellan Read more

Pope Francis meets clergy sex abuse survivors for first time

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Pope Francis has met victims of clergy sex abuse for the first time since being elected in March last year. On July 7, at his residence at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, the Pope met three women and three men and he asked for forgiveness. Two of the victims came from Ireland, two were from Great Read more