A Long Way to Go

Stephen P. White of Catholic University writes five years after the 2019 summit in Rome on clergy abuse:

“Surveying these three cases – Barros, Zanchetta, and Rupnik – raises concerns about what exactly has changed in the five years since Pope Francis’ abuse summit. The Barros case predates the 2019 summit, the Zanchetta case overlaps with the summit and its subsequent reforms, and the Rupnik case – though not the alleged abuse – has come to light after the summit. Yet there is little discernible difference in how each of these cases has been handled.”

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