Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano says Pope Benedict XVI vouched for a priest accused of sexual misconduct days before he became pope.
Pope Francis wasn’t at the annual Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests conference, but his name created a running subplot as the group reviewed its 25-year history.
Numerous speakers during the conference's first night ask, what is the strategic plan moving forward?
Today, as SNAP marks its 25th anniversary, its members can take satisfaction in seeing that its claims have been validated, and a few of its recommendations have been implemented.
One call from a former employee of the Twin Cities archdiocese sent Minnesota Public Radio down a long and complex trail into an ugly chapter of the abuse scandal.
The Catholic Coalition for Church Reform say they have identified seven nominees who have the ability to lead the archdiocese out of the current abuse scandal.
"I have acknowledged my responsibility in the current crisis we face, and I also take responsibility for leading our archdiocese to a new and better day."
The removal suggests that priests suspected of child abuse in one country can no longer find shelter in other countries.
The legal bills are far greater than the $4 million the archdiocese offered survivors of sex abuse before filing for bankruptcy on Jan. 4, 2011.
Abuse victims should be the focus of a new pastoral ministry since they are hurting and vulnerable to self-harm, said one of the six survivors to meet Pope Francis.