Pope Seeks Decisive Action Against Sex Abuse - The Missourian: World News

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Pope Seeks Decisive Action Against Sex Abuse

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013 10:30 am

 Pope Francis indicated Friday that he will seek to have the church act "with determination" against clergy sex abuse cases.

The pope pushed for decisive action during a meeting with the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, the Vatican said in a statement.

"The Holy Father recommended that the congregation continue the line sought by Benedict XVI, to act with determination in regard to cases of sexual abuse," the Vatican said.

Francis cited measures to protect minors, help victims of sexual violence and necessary action against perpetrators, and emphasize that drafting and implementing directives by bishop conferences around the world is important to the credibility of the church.

U.S. victims of clergy abuse have demanded swift and bold actions from the new Jesuit pontiff.

/news/world

Racing News