Pope Francis Accused of Opposing Reforms to Tackle Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis has been accused of opposing reforms that would seriously address the problem of clerical sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults, while “turning a blind eye” to priests who assault nuns and force them to have abortions. Francis promised to “spare no effort” to bring to justice paedophile priests and the bishops who … Read more

Little Progress Since Vatican’s Sex Abuse Summit

The Vatican has done little to seriously address the problem of clerical sexual abuse one year on from an unprecedented summit at which bishops and cardinals heard the testimony of victims, activists have said. Pope Francis closed the four-day summit last February promising that the Catholic church would “spare no effort” to bring to justice … Read more