U.S. Catholic Church Creates New Process for Reporting Misconduct by its Bishops

The Washington Post’s Julie Zauzmer reports, “Minors or adults can now confidentially report abuse or harassment by a bishop through a third-party phone and online complaint line not run by the church, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced Wednesday.” The announcement comes one week after the pope met with church leaders to address the ongoing sexual abuse crisis. Zauzmer adds, “The bishops said they also will come up with policies on restricting bishops who were removed or resigned because of allegations of sexual abuse of children or misconduct or harassment involving adults, the announcement said.”

Read at The Washington Post

© 2011 Religion & Politics