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Small Red Jerusalem Cross Sexual Abuse Data: Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's Promoter of Justice grants interview on child sexual abuse cases
VIS/Faith Central - March 13, 2010
Includes text of an interview, published by the Italian newspaper Avvenire, with Msgr. Charles J. Scicluna, promoter of justice of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, concerning investigative and judicial activities in cases of "delicta graviora," including the crime of paedophilia committed by members of the clergy. Click to read more ...



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Small Red Jerusalem Cross Abuse Scandal: Holy Father's Pastoral Letter to Catholics of Ireland
Faith Central/VIS - March 19, 2010
Pope Benedict, on the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Patron of the Church, released his Pastoral Letter to the Irish Faithful: "You have suffered grievously and I am truly sorry. I know that nothing can undo the wrong you have endured. Your trust has been betrayed ... your dignity has been violated. ... In [the Church's] name, I openly express the shame and remorse that we all feel. At the same time, I ask you not to lose hope. It is in the communion of the Church that we encounter the person of Jesus Christ, who was Himself a victim of injustice and sin. Like you, He still bears the wounds of His own unjust suffering. He understands the depths of your pain and its enduring effect upon your lives and your relationships, including your relationship with the Church...." click to read more ...

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Small Red Jerusalem Cross Abuse Scandal: "VIGIL OF HOLY WEEK:" Holy Mother Church committed to combat, root out blight of abuse wherever it occurs ? Vatican press liaison
March 29, 2010
Media coverage of past child abuse by clergy recently increased, following the Holy Father issuing his letter to the Irish Faithful. In a note entitled "Vigil of Holy Week," Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. has reiterated that the Holy Father and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith are guiding and supporting Bishops "to combat and root out the blight of abuse wherever it appears." Father Lombardi pointed out that while many cases actually occurred a number of years ago, Holy Mother Church is seeking to restore Justice and achieve "purification of memory" by recognizing what happened and attempting to make amends to victims. click to read more ...

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