In a meeting with three male religious congregations on Thursday, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of taking a “zero tolerance” approach to abuse.hann
The demise of a 14-year-old girl who died while giving birth at a shrine in Zimbabwe last month has prompted Christian leaders in the Southern African nation to call for an “independent national inquiry” into the sexual abuse of women and girls in church premises.
The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese has called for child safeguarding amid initiatives undertaken by the Kenyan Diocese to ensure the safety of children.
Clericalism and patriarchy are among the instruments used to advance abuse in the Catholic Church and society, African scholars participating in the ongoing virtual colloquium, which members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) spearheaded have said.
A Nigerian Catholic Priest has, at a virtual colloquium, which members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) have spearheaded, highlighted the plight of victims and survivors of abuse in religious communities whose experiences “leaves one speechless and devastated.”
An upcoming international colloquium organized by members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar (JCAM), is a response to Pope Francis’ 2019 Apostolic Letter “Vos estis lux mundi” that establishes procedural norms on dealing with sexual abuse in the Church, officials have said.