Sex abuse dropping where 'code of silence' is broken, says Vatican official
February 02, 2012
The Vatican’s chief prosecutor in sex-abuse cases sees a decrease in the incidence of clerical abuse in those countries where the “code of silence” has been broken.
Msgr. Charles Scicluna reports that the rate of sexual abuse among clerics in the US has dropped sharply. But the worldwide figures on child abuse remain “truly alarming,” he says.
Msgr. Scicluna is preparing for an international conference on the topic, to be hosted by the Vatican later this month.