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Abuse survivor's message to Pope Francis: "Clean up your church, get rid of the pedophiles"

Three clergy abuse survivors all want to know why the Catholic Church still has not laid out concrete steps to stop child sex abuse. "CBS This Morning" has followed their fight for justice since last year, all the way from the U.S. to Rome, where they attended a summit with church leaders and called for a zero-tolerance policy for abuse.


As the Vatican addresses priest abuse, more people are reporting sexual abuse by nuns

At the Vatican summit on clergy abuse Friday morning, attention turned to abuse by nuns. Victims' advocates delivered a letter to an organization representing nuns asking predator nuns be exposed so survivors can begin to heal. This call to action comes as more victims speak out. 


Pope Francis’ Sex Abuse Summit Is Missing A Huge Opportunity To Center Survivors

Pope Francis’ highly anticipated summit on sex abuse kicked off on Thursday ― but there appears to be a glaring gap in the official list of speakers.


Bishop offers apology to clergy sex abuse victims, but still not releasing priest list

Bishop Peter Jugis, who heads the 46-county Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, issued a “sincere apology” Wednesday to victims of clergy sex abuse, which he called “this crime and awful sin.”


How the pope can spur reform — recognize SNAP leader Barbara Blaine as a saint

Pope Francis signaled last week that even high-ranking prelates can face punishment for sexual abuse. The Vatican threw former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick out of the priesthood, because of his sexual abuse of minors and other crimes.


‘The pope ignored them’: Alleged abuse of deaf children on two continents points to Vatican failings

 When investigators swept in and raided the religious Antonio Provolo Institute for the Deaf, they uncovered one of the worst cases yet among the global abuse scandals plaguing the Catholic Church: a place of silent torment where prosecutors say pedophiles preyed on the most isolated and submissive children.


Inside the horrifying, unspoken world of sexually abusive nuns

It’s the line from Scripture that stayed with Cait Finnegan for nearly half a century as she tried to suppress the painful memories of the sexual abuse she says she suffered at the hands of her Catholic clergy educator.


LISTEN: State lawmakers want to eliminate the statute of limitations on sex-abuse lawsuits. Here's why.

Right now, if you're older than 48, you can't file a civil lawsuit in Connecticut alleging you were sexually abused as a minor.

State lawmakers want to change that. Success could mean hundreds of costly new lawsuits against the Catholic Church.

Capitol Watch sits down with reporter Dave Altimari, whose coverage of priest abuse prompted lawmakers to take action. We also talk to sexual abuse survivor Gail Howard, who now co-leads the peer network SNAP.

 


Victims sexually abused by priests would be able to sue decades later under new deal

State lawmakers will announce on Thursday they have reached an agreement that will repeal New Jersey’s narrow two-year statute of limitations that childhood victims of sexual assault say have prevented them from suing churches and other nonprofits, NJ Advance Media has learned.


What Hollywood Can Teach the Catholic Church About Confronting Longtime Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis has called an unprecedented “summit” of bishops to the Vatican to discuss for the umpteenth time the problem of sexual abuse by priests — this one is focused on the abuse of children. The summit starts Feb. 21 and ends on the night of the Academy Awards, Feb. 24.


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