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Clerical sexual abuse

Pope Francis speaking to participants of the General Chapters of three religious congregations in audience at the Vatican on July 14, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Tells Religious Congregations to Take a “zero tolerance” Approach to Abuse

Jul 14, 2022

In a meeting with three male religious congregations on Thursday, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of taking a “zero tolerance” approach to abuse.hann

Pope Francis meets members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors at the Vatican, April 29, 2022. Vatican Media.

Measures against Sexual Abuse in the Church "irreversible": Pope Francis

Jul 8, 2022

Pope Francis has said the Catholic Church will continue implementing measures against clerical sexual abuse, even if there may be reluctance or pushback or in some places.

St. Peter's Basilica. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Vatican City Court Charges Italian Priest with Sexual Abuse during Seminary

Sep 17, 2019

The Vatican announced Tuesday that the Vatican City State’s Promoter of Justice is indicting two Italian priests -- Fr. Gabriele Martinelli on charges of sexual abuse and Fr. Enrico Radice for “aiding and abetting.”