Accountability for Bishops ‘can’t fail’: O’Malley

Feb 8, 2015 | 0 comments


Cardinal Sean O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, has said this week that canon lawyers and theologians are reviewing proposals to present to the pope on holding bishops and religious superiors accountable. The proposals were developed by Francis’ commission of experts, which O’Malley chairs and includes two survivors of abuse.

He said the failure of the Catholic Church to punish bishops who covered up for paedophiles had seriously harmed its credibility and that it must now lead the way by “humbly making the commitment to accountability, transparency and zero tolerance.”

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