Secrecy Shrouds Indian Church's Sex Abuse Procedures
June 23, 2018
The Indian Church's effort to deal with clergy sexual abuse cases continues to be entangled in confusion and obscurity as guidelines bishops produced three years ago remain out of reach to Catholics.Archbishop Leo Cornelio of Bhopal confirmed that the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India had produced a guide to dealing with allegations of clergy abusing children."It is not meant for public consumption. It is for bishops to address the exceptional aberration of sexual abuse of children by a member of the clergy," said the archbishop.The bishops' conference published a guide on sexual harassment in the workplace in September 2017 after it was drawn up two years earlier. It reiterated the church's policy to maintain "zero tolerance" of sexual abuse...