(RNS) Some victims of clergy sex abuse say Pope Francis’ first-ever encounter with victims is simply stagecraft aimed at distracting the public from what they say are the pope’s larger failures to address the abuse crisis.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) “In many people’s minds it is an American problem, an Irish problem or a German problem,” said Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston referring to the sex abuse scandal. “The church has to face it is everywhere in the world. There is so much denial.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican’s new commission for the protection of minors, led by Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley, is designed to show the pope’s personal commitment to confront the sex scandals that have shaken the church around the world.