Introduction to four-part series: Clergy sexual abuse is a part of the wider phenomenon of serious child maltreatment that is prevalent in this country and in others.
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The National Survivor Advocates Coalition, which advocates for victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic church, issued the following statement concerning today's announcement from the Vatican that Pope Francis will set up a special commission on the sexual abuse of children to advise him on ways to prevent abuse and provide pastoral care for victims and their families.
National Survivor Advocates Coalition Statement
on Vatican Commission Regarding Sexual Abuse
For Immediate Release: