Erie, Other Dioceses Unveil System to Report Bishops
March 17, 2020
The creation of the nationwide Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service grew out of the clergy abuse crisis.
Roman Catholic dioceses nationwide have launched a system to report claims of abuse against bishops, the Catholic Diocese of Erie announced on Tuesday.
The Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service, which started operating on Monday, grew out of a document called “Vox estis lux mundi,” or “You Are the Light of the World,” which Pope Francis issued in May 2019 after an international meeting of bishops in Rome in February 2019 to address clergy sexual abuse.