Robert Hoatson, a former priest and sexual abuse survivor, tells Brent Goff on The Day that he's disappointed with the Vatican's new rules on sexual abuse. He says the Pope is trying to police the Catholic Church hinmself.
The pope is striving for a different kind of Catholic Church — one that commits to ecology and the poor. But he is reluctant to institute the reforms hoped for in Europe and North America, DW's Christoph Strack writes.
Catholic Amazon bishops suggested married men could become priests in the Amazon region to address a shortage. Pope Francis responded by recommending prayer for more eligible priests, plus sending more missionaries.
Decades of child sexual abuse has left the Catholic Church in crisis. The faithful want those who abuse children removed and prosecuted. DW speaks to a priest on the papal commission for the protection of minors.
Last year Philippe Barbarin was convicted for failing to report alleged sex abuse by a priest in his diocese. However, the archbishop of Lyon has now been acquitted at appeal.
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