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International criminal court fails to indict Ratzinger

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David Greenwood of the STOP CHURCH CHILD ABUSE campaign, two lawyers from Germany and the US Centre for Constitutional Rights petitioned the International criminal court in 2011 to indict Ratzinger and others at the Vatican for knowingly failing to prevent priests from abusing children. The International Criminal Court has now rejected the request to investigate former Pope Benedict XVI [...]

CHURCH OF ENGLAND SET TO ACKNOWLEDGE IT’S FAILINGS OVER CHILD ABUSE, TO OFFER APOLOGIES, AND PROVIDE A BETTER RESPONSE TO SURVIVORS. (GENERAL SYNOD 7TH JULY 2013).

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STOP CHURCH CHILD ABUSE!   (A call for a Public Inquiry into abuse of children and vulnerable adults by Clergy in England and Wales.)     PRESS RELEASE – 17th June 2013   CHURCH OF ENGLAND SET TO ACKNOWLEDGE IT’S FAILINGS OVER CHILD ABUSE, TO OFFER APOLOGIES, AND PROVIDE A BETTER RESPONSE TO SURVIVORS.   [...]

Priests are not above the law – it’s official !

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Attempts by a Catholic diocese to evade responsibility for child sexual abuse carried out by one of it’s priests have failed. It was argued that as priests have no formal contract of employment the diocese should not be responsible. The courts have rejected this argument.  Click title above for link to the Guardian article

Feb 2012 News

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CLICK ON TITLE ABOVE FOR MORE DETAIL AND LINKS TO NEWS ARTICLES  22nd Feb 2012 – Cardinal O’Brien’s resignation over abuse allegations. Click here for the story -  Click here 27th Feb 2012 – The Physiology of Abuse  – Our understanding of the effects of abuse is changing with advances in science. Sue Cox explains more [...]

An over-arching Inquiry into institutional child abuse ?

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Former minister Tim Laughton calls for an all encompassing Inquiry into the extent of institutional child abuse. http://conservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2012/11/dear-prime-minister-i-am-writing-further-to-the-statement-by-the-home-secretary-earlier-today-on-the-inquiry-into-the-inv.html

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