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Anti-abuse conference: laity against the power gap?

the imbalance of power in the Catholic Church has made abuse possible. Critics want to reform the hierarchy and calling for a stronger involvement of Non-cleric

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Anti-abuse conference: laity against the power gap?

the imbalance of power in the Catholic Church has made abuse possible. Critics want to reform the hierarchy and calling for a stronger involvement of Non-clerics.

The Archbishop of Boston, Sean Patrick O'malley, knows what he is talking about. His diocese was the first, which was shaken by the abuse scandal is massive. In 2002, when it became known that a priest has abused over the decades, school children are sexually abused. 17 years it took for the Rest of the Church was clear: This is our biggest Problem.

"From my point of view, it is for the Church in this Moment, nothing more Urgent than to come together and to work together to find a way to get there, what is our most important task in this historical moment: the protection of children and the redress of the crimes and of the suffering of so many children and vulnerable adults are affected," says O'malley.

The fight against abuse in their ranks is a, if not the future, question the want to answer the Catholic Church in these days in Rome. After two days, the bishops ' conference was on a good path, believe in the Jesuit Bernd Hagenkord. "I think the people who are gathered here know very well what it is and how big the pressure is, the accused is entitled on the Church."

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