Vatican prosecutor assures; tough sex-abuse policy will not change
Catholic World News - November 19, 2012
In interview with Associated Press, the Holy See’s top prosecutor for sex-abuse cases said that the Vatican’s tough policies will not change when he becomes an auxiliary bishop in Malta.
Msgr. Charles Scicluna, whose episcopal ordination will take place on November 24, dismissed the idea that he was removed from his office at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith because he had become too outspoken in pursuing sex-abuse cases. “If you want to silence someone, you don’t make him a bishop,” he reasoned.
In any case, Msgr. Scicluna said, the policies of the Vatican have been fixed by Pope Benedict XVI, and will remain in place after his departure. “It’s not Scicluna,” he said. “It’s the Pope.”
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