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Asian bishops discuss response to abuse

CWN - January 20, 2012

At a recent closed-door meeting, the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences addressed the problem of sexual abuse and the response of the Catholic hierarchy, acknowledging “a considerably serious problem in Asia.”

To date the Catholic Church in Asia has not been seriously hurt by the scandal that has battered the Church in Europe and North America.

(A UCAN news report on the Asian bishops’ meeting unfortunately relies heavily on the work of retired Bishop Geoffrey Robinson, whose criticisms of Church teaching have been extreme enough to draw a warning from his colleagues in the Australian bishops’ conference.)

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