Four new cases of clerical sex abuse

Times of Malta
May 10, 2015

[with video]

Four new clerical sex abuse claims have come to light since Archbishop Charles Scicluna took over as head of the Maltese Church three months ago.

Speaking during a question and answer session with Times of Malta’s newsroom, Mgr Scicluna said the new claims were all being looked into by the Church’s newly set up Safeguarding Commission. Some have already been handed over to the police for investigation. While all of the cases were “serious”, he said, only one involved minors.

Mgr Scicluna touched upon a number of issues ranging from his resolute stand on racism to reforms to the Church Tribunal. He drew a line in the sand saying he would rather close Church schools than have them abandon their Catholic ethos and admitted that, today, the Church was just one voice among many in Malta.


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