Details about what the roughly 300 victims have alleged happened to them in New Jersey Catholic were not included in the proposed settlement, according to an attorney for some 70 of the victims.
Almost 300 victims have come forward against Church officials, and investigators say that this number is just “the tip of the iceberg.”
Pope Francis hoped to visit Canada in late July to deliver the apology in person to survivors of the “deplorable” abuses they suffered in Canada’s Catholic-run residential schools.
The principles section of the new constitution says "any member of the faithful can head a dicastery (Curia department) or organism", making no distinction between lay men and lay women.
At least 54 more unmarked graves found at another one of the country’s indigenous schools.
Catholicism has dominated the region since the Europeans brought it through colonisation. Now, the Vatican looks set to lose a region which it ruled uncontested.
The church had already promised to set up a fund to start making payouts next year, which will now be bolstered by selling real estate.
The European rights court says sexual abuses committed by Catholic priests for decades cannot be attributed to the Holy See.
Pope Francis spoke about the recent report that says some 330,000 French children were abused by clergy.
France’s first major study of sexual abuse of children in Catholic Church estimates that some 216,000 children were abused by priests, and the rest by other church figures such as scout leaders or camp counselors during 1950-2020.
The independent commission in France investigating the scandal uncovered between 2,900 and 3,200 paedophile priests or other members of the church. The commission's report is due to be released on Tuesday.
Some 77.30 percent of voters backed the proposal to allow abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy and afterward only in the case of the mother's life being in danger or of grave malformation of the foetus.
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