27 June 2018, The Tablet

Clerical child abuse: Extend rules to entire church


Priests who sexually abused young people and church officials who then covered up the abuse have had a devastating effect on many thousands of lives. There is not much the Church itself can say in response except sorry – the damage is done – but it has a clear obligation to do everything possible to prevent such shameful things happening in the future.

Take a specific issue, such as the abuse of boys attending the network of elite public schools run by the English Benedictines. 

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