Movement to Restore Trust releases new report on handling of clergy sex abuse cases

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A group of Catholics, whose mission is to address the handling of clergy sex abuse cases, has released a 68-page report.

The Movement to Restore Trust says the document seeks “increased support and compassion as well as justice for survivors of sexual abuse and recommends the implementation of meaningful reforms, with a goal of restoring the faithful’s trust and confidence in the Church and its leadership.”

In summary, the group addressed the following points:

  • Transparency around the nature and scale of the abuse in the diocese and financial and spiritual reparations for victims/survivors
  • Transparency about all diocesan operations
  • Accountability for bishops
  • Selecting and monitoring bishops
  • Greater involvement by women and laity in the Church
  • Improvements in the formation of priests & priestly life

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