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“He spoke the truth, but this truth is not audible in France for those who are not Catholic, and not understandable in France in the midst of debates on so-called ‘religious separatism.’”
Among the report’s 45 recommendations was a request for the Church to reconsider the seal of confession in relation to abuse.
Vatican News noted that the bishops’ conference statement described Darmanin’s request as an “invitation,” rather than a “summons,” as it has been widely described in media reports.
Robert McWilliams, who was ordained by the Diocese of Cleveland in 2017, was convicted in July of sex crimes he committed involving children, beginning in the year he was ordained.
The final report said that “most of the victims were pre-adolescent boys from all social backgrounds.”
Pope Francis sent a video message to participants in the Warsaw meeting in which he urged leaders to put the welfare of victims ahead of the Church’s reputation.
Polish Catholic Leader Expresses ‘Deep Pain and Sadness’ as Report on Charismatic Priest Faults Dominicans
The Catholic Church in Poland is undergoing a reckoning on clerical abuse.
Sept. 3 marks the first time the disgraced ex-prelate has stepped foot in criminal court since accusations of long-standing sexual misconduct first came to light three years ago.
McCarrick, 91, is currently charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14, according to court documents filed July 28 in District Court in Dedham, Mass.