In 2018, Pope Francis ordered a report on how the former cardinal was promoted again and again. This February, we heard it was nearly ready. We are reaching the point where continued delay becomes unexplainable.
Says one leader of Catholics for Change in Our Church, "I don't think they've made progress since the grand jury" — the 2018 report that uncovered widespread clerical sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses.
Citing "a precipitous decline" in revenue due to COVID-19, the Diocese of Camden announced July 31 it is putting a moratorium on any future decisions or payments to abuse survivors through its Independent Victim Compensation Program.