Clear response to abuse crisis is urgently needed cardinal says

VATICAN (CNS): “Recent events in the Church have us all focused on the urgent need for a clear response on the part of the Church for the sexual abuse of minors” and vulnerable adults, said Sean Cardinal O’Malley, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors on September 9.
 
“Bringing the voice of survivors to leadership of the Church is crucial if people are going to have an understanding of how important it is for the Church to respond quickly and correctly anytime a situation of abuse may arise,” he said at the end of the papal commission’s plenary assembly in Rome held from September 7 to 9.
 
He said that in cases of abuse “if the Church is unable to respond...