Chicago cardinal says Church cannot be complacent about abuse prevention

ROME – According to Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, bishops and others in positions of leadership within the Catholic Church must never grow complacent when it comes to preventing clerical sexual abuse. “We must confront the truth and act to bring healing and justice to those who have been robbed of both,” he said on Thursday, during a conference on safeguarding organized in Rome. “The Church stands as a sign of God’s surpassing love. A love we Christians find in the person of Jesus.” Looking into the face of abuse victims, the prelate said, “we look into the face of Jesus.” And when bishops look at themselves in the mirror as shepherds, he continued, “we must also see the face of Jesus, the good shepherd, whom we are called to bring to this moment.”

Chicago cardinal says Church cannot be complacent about abuse prevention

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