Clericalism, abuse of power, at heart of sex abuse crisis, Colombian cardinal says

Posted February 21, 2019 11:20 pm by Editor

Clericalism, abuse of power, at heart of sex abuse crisis, Colombian cardinal says

VATICAN – The abuse crisis in the Catholic Church is a call for bishops to unmask the deep-seated clericalism that placed protection of the institution of the church above the sufferings of victims, said the head of the council of Latin American bishops. Addressing Pope Francis and nearly 190 representatives of the world’s bishops and religious orders Feb. 21, Colombian Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota, president of the council known as CELAM, said that bishops must recognize that “serious errors” in the exercise of authority have “increased the severity of the crisis.””A brief analysis of what has happened shows us

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