Tags: EU | REL | Vatican | Priests' | Children

Pope's Advisers on Sex Abuse Also Look into Kids of Priests

Sunday, 24 September 2017 01:38 PM

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children born to Roman Catholic priests.

Committee member Bill Kilgallon tells The Associated Press that a working group is looking into developing guidelines that can be used by dioceses around the world to ensure that children born to priests are adequately cared for.

The issue is one the church has tried to keep under wraps for centuries, due to the perceived scandal of priests having sex. But it has gained visibility after Irish bishops developed and published a set of guidelines that focused on ensuring the wellbeing of the priest's child and the child's mother, who often suffer psychological problems from the stigma and silence imposed on them.

© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Europe
Pope Francis' committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children born to Roman Catholic priests.Committee member Bill Kilgallon tells The Associated Press that a working group is...
EU,REL,Vatican,Priests',Children
134
2017-38-24
Sunday, 24 September 2017 01:38 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved