The Supreme Pontiff Francis’ Apostolic Letter in the Form of a ‘Motu Proprio’ on the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Persons
Adjunct secretary for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta is helping lead Pope Francis’ efforts in battling sexual abuse in the Church. This is the second in a series of five articles on key personalities involved in the upcoming summit on sexual abuse.
Does the failure to act on reports of the disgraced ex-cardinal’s alleged sexual misconduct reflect problems with the Church’s process of appointing bishops, or were established practices ignored?
The Vatican’s leading investigator on clergy sexual abuse says the issue of accountability for Catholic prelates who mishandle abuse allegations should be discussed at Pope Francis’ upcoming February summit with the presidents of the world’s various conferences of bishops.