Survivors expose 'cancer' of clerical sex abuse at summit

Posted February 21, 2019 11:21 pm by Editor

Survivors expose 'cancer' of clerical sex abuse at summit

VATICAN – “Every time I refused to have sex with him, he would beat me,” an abuse survivor from Africa told Pope Francis and bishops attending the Vatican summit on child protection and the abuse crisis.The meeting began Feb. 21 with the harrowing stories of survivors of sexual abuse, cover-up and rejection by church officials.The pre-recorded testimonies of five survivors were broadcast in the synod hall; the Vatican did not disclose their names, but only whether they were male or female and their country of origin.In the first testimony, a man from Chile expressed the pain he felt when, after

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