Last summer, an investigation by The Associated Press found cases of abuse of nuns in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, and reported that the Vatican had not adequately punished offenders or supported victims. The summit took place shortly before Cardinal George Pelluntil recently the third most senior figure at the Vatican, was sentence to six years in prison for the sexual abuse of minors in the s. Register here. Wagner, now married and a mother, works as a headhunter for a German company and says she will never work again for the Catholic Church. In India, a nun has reported a bishop to police, accusing him of raping her more than a dozen times. Bitcoin read more.
It is the latest move by the pontiff in his struggle to get on top of the issue of sexual abuse which has rocked the Catholic church over recent decades.
Under the law, the crimes that must be reported are: The apparent preponderance of such abuse in Africa and India has led some in the church to chalk the abuse up to cultural differences. News Tips Got a confidential news tip? Theresa May resigns as UK prime minister amid Brexit crisis May had failed to win a parliamentary majority on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union. Survivors must be informed of the outcome of investigations if they request it. An investigation this summer by Nicole Winfield, the Associated Press reporter who asked the pope the question about abuse on the papal plane, documented abuse on at least four different continents. Peter's Square on a recent Sunday morning, a Mexican nun, Sister Silvia Lopez, was thrilled the pope had made public what, among nuns, has long been a painful secret.