Sunday, July 13, 2008

Pope to "Help Heal Wounds" from Clergy Sex Abuse

July 12, 2008
From The Australian: Pope's apology attacked
Broken Rites spokeswoman Chris MacIsaac said the comments so far represented nothing more than a "continuation of the Catholic Church's age-old cover-up".

"It's really just sounding like a general expression of regret, whereas we want to see the Pope apologise directly to some of the victims, who should be given a chance to speak to him," Ms MacIsaac said.

"A lot of victims feel abused twice, first as a result of the sex abuse itself, then because of the cover-up, and we think the Pope should address that as well.

"He must also tell his Australian bishops to stop blocking victims' access to justice in the civil courts." Read more
See also:
BBC Panorama: Sex Crimes and the Vatican [Documentary]

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