Composed of six researchers from different backgrounds, the independent commission sought to understand the context and sectarian mechanisms that enabled Vanier, as a great spiritual figure, to use his power to take advantage of young women.
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Father Xiu Hui Jiang also prevailed in two civil lawsuits related to the accusations.
The Archdiocese of Quebec is the subject of a civil-action suit. Eighty-eight clerics face accusations.
A Dec. 28 press release from the attorney general’s office said that the complainant in the case brought the allegations in 2019.
Bishop Libasci was a priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre at the time of the alleged abuse, having been ordained in 1978.
An alleged victim, in a complaint under the Child Victims Act, claimed she was abused as a child in the 1980s at what the complaint names as St. Matthew parish.
On Monday, Bishop Zbigniew Kiernikowski resigned as bishop of Legnica, southwestern Poland, days before his 75 birthday after a Vos estis probe into his handling of clerical abuse cases.
Cardinal Woelki is the second German Church leader in recent months to ask Rome to review his handling of abuse allegations.
The archdiocese said it took part in the investigation “so that any survivor who had not previously come forward would be encouraged to do so in a safe and protected process “
In his letter to the Congregation, Archbishop Heße highlighted the current controversy over the handling of abuse complaints in Cologne archdiocese, where he served following his ordination in 1993.