Pope Francis for the first time publicly acknowledged that nuns have also been the victims of sexual abuse at the hands of predator priests and bishops. Vowing to do more to protect vulnerable nuns, the pontiff also credited his predecessor, Pope Benedict, with taking action against a French-based order after some of its nuns were subjected to "sexual slavery. Yes," Francis told reporters during a press conference on the papal flight back to Rome from his historic two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates.
By Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline. The Vatican's women's magazine has condemned sexual abuse of nuns by priests and the 'scandal' of the sisters having abortions. They cited Pope Francis ' own analysis and blamed the power held by priests for being the root of the problem.
On the contrary," he added. He said the Church has "suspended several clerics" and the Vatican has been "working on the issue for a long time. It said the victims felt forced to have abortion or raise children not recognized by their priest fathers.
If you are going to get your information regarding abortion from anyone, perhaps it is best not to get it from an institution that has no women in its higher orders, and is keeping women as sex slaves. Like, for instance, the Catholic Church. This week Pope Francis admitted there has been clerical abuse of nuns, including sexual slavery. The BBC reports, "He said the Church was attempting to address the problem but said it was 'still going on.
Louis Post-Dispatch January 4, Already shaken by a yearlong sex abuse scandal involving priests and minors, the Roman Catholic Church has yet to face another critical challenge - how to help thousands of nuns who say they have been sexually victimized. A national survey, completed in but intentionally never publicized, estimates that a "minimum" of 34, Catholic nuns, or about 40 percent of all nuns in the United States, have suffered some form of sexual trauma.
CNN A day after Pope Francis created an international uproar by saying Catholics nuns had been subjected to "sexual slavery" by the founder of a French order, the Vatican sought to clarify his remarks. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
Yesterday was the feast of the Annunciation, which ended a week of revelations about Catholic priests sexually abusing nuns. The reports were carried in the US National Catholic Reporter, whose cover story the week before had lamented the lack of progress on women priests in the Catholic Church. The wonder is that the nuns' reports were prepared at all, as what they describe does not appear to be a recent phenomenon. Nuns are taking the brunt of the vocations crisis within the Catholic Church.
A cross sits on top of a church in Berlin, Germany. Pope Francis' high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit is meant to call attention to the crisis as a global problem that requires a global response. Cait Finnegan gave birth to a baby girl more than three decades ago that the full trauma of all she had withstood was fully unleashed.