Pope’s Sex Abuse Panel Tells Abuse Survivor to Take a Leave

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis‘ sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission.

Peter Saunders, a British advocate for victims, had been highly critical of the Vatican’s slow progress in taking measures to protect children and punish bishops who covered up for pedophile priests. He also wanted the commission to intervene immediately in individual cases, rather than just craft long-term policies to fight abuse. Weiter lesen…

Press Conference
Statement Prior to Questions

By Peter Saunders
Member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors
February 6, 2016