Sexual Abuse

Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta speaks during a press conference accompanied in Santiago, Chile, June 12. He is accompanied by Father Jordi Bertomeu Farnos, right, an official of the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation. (CNS photo/Alberto Valdes, EPA) 
Archbishop Charles Scicluna said his mission to the country was a sign of Pope Francis’ closeness to the local church.
Catholic News Service June 14, 2018
After reported accusations against Bangladeshi Father William Walter Rozario -- allegations he denied -- the former Maria Bambina nun, Rosaline Costa, answered the following questions about the situation in Bangladesh.
Prosecutor Emiliano Arias, who led the search in Santiago, said the church raids show that in Chile "we are all subject to common justice."
Despite groundbreaking steps the U.S. Catholic Church has taken to prevent the sexual abuse of minors in the past 16 years, a potential "complacency" in following safety protocols could pose a challenge to those hard-won advances.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will deliver a national apology to child sex abuse victims, as part of the government's response to a long-running inquiry that heard allegations against government and private institutions and prominent individuals in five years of hearings.
The archbishop said his team's pastoral mission includes providing "concrete technical and legal assistance to the dioceses in Chile so they may give adequate responses to each case of sexual abuse of minors committed by clergy or religious."