The Church in the World

Church will not report abuse offenders to police

03 April 2014 | by Abigail Frymann Rouch | Comments: 0

Italy

The head of the Italian bishops’ conference has defended the exemption of bishops from having to report suspected child sex abuse to the police. “The Vatican requires national laws to be respected, and we know that there is no such duty [to report abuse] under Italian law,” Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco said at a meeting in Genoa last Saturday.A day earlier, the conference published guidelines stipulating that clergy are under no obligation to inform authorities about suspected abuse but have a “moral duty” to act to protect the vulnerable and “contribute to the common good”.Victim support groups responded with anger. The US-based Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests deplored the “stunning, depressing and irresponsible contradiction betwe ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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