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Archbishop expects clearer guidelines on clerical sex abuse

Hong Kong (UCAN): Returning from the recent February 21 to 24 summit on the Protection of Minors in the Church at the Vatican, Archbishop John Hung Shan-chuan of Taipei, the president of the Chinese Regional Bishops’ Conference, said that he had gained a deeper understanding of clerical sex abuse.
 
Speaking to Radio Veritas Asia, Archbishop Hung said he had asked a priest returning from New York why there had been so many cases of clerics sexually abusing minors in the United States.
 

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Clericalism at heart of sex abuse crisis cardinal says

VATICAN (CNS): “A brief analysis of what has happened shows us that it is not only a matter of sexual deviations or pathologies in the abusers, but that there is a deeper root too,” Ruben Cardinal Salazar Gomez of Bogota, Colombia, said, delivering the third and final presentation of the first day of the February 21 to 24 Vatican meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church
 

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At summit bishops consider 21 action items to handle, prevent abuse

VATICAN (Agencies): Immediately exhorting asking bishops and religious superiors to be concrete in confronting the clerical sexual abuse crisis and the need to protect children in the Church, CNS reported that Pope Francis handed them a list of 21 action items to consider at the start of the February 21 to 24 Vatican summit on the Protection of Minors in the Church.
 

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