The place of sexual abuse victims in the Vatican

La Croix International

February 25, 2019

By Céline Hoyeau and Gauthier Vaillant

For the victims, any priest or bishop who has committed or covered up sexual abuse should be dismissed from the clerical state

Assembled beneath the banner of the international organization, Ending Clerical Abuse, victims of sexual abuse from all over the world were present in Rome for the Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church.

The wind blowing across St. Peter’s Square is ice-cold on this sunlit Sunday Feb. 24. But if Jean-Marie Fürbinger admits to being cold, it is because of the pope’s concluding speech, not the wind.

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