A day of prayer, a healing ministry and a public act of atonement respond to deep wounds.
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Irish child sexual-abuse survivors’ group One in Four said the letter did not contain any ‘concrete’ steps in how to combat clerical abuse.
In a letter addressed to the ‘People of God,’ the Pope responds to the Pennsylvania grand jury report and other recent cases of clerical sexual abuse and cover up by bishops. He calls on the faithful to conversion, prayer and penance.
Attorney General Joshua Shapiro and the jurors proposed legislative initiatives they say will bring greater justice for victims and end protection of perpetrators.
The three men said the Holy Father was open, sympathetic and deeply impacted by the situation.
Francis’ primary intention is to listen to the victims, ask forgiveness, says Vatican.
The abuse survivor’s resignation this month from the Vatican commission to protect minors has focused public attention on the issue.
Marie Collins cited frustrations with ‘a lack of cooperation’ by the Curia as a leading factor.
“One of the things I regret as a Catholic priest is the damage that these crimes do to the faith of survivors, of the victims and their friends and family, and generally throughout the society,” Australian prelate said this week in testimony.