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When the Vatican Faces a Major Sex Abuse Scandal, He’s the Man the Pope Sends In

posted on May 13, 2019

The Washington Post’s Chico Harlan profiles Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, “a priest-and-lawyer-turned-sex-crimes specialist who is dispatched to scandal zones” in order to look into clergy sex abuse allegations. Harlan reports that Scicluna has conducted four major investigations over the past 15 years, and he has interviewed hundreds of victims. Harlan writes, “Scicluna has developed a reputation — even among some wary abuse victims and advocates — as one of the rare Vatican officials who appreciates the seriousness and scale of the church’s abuse crisis.” 

Read at The Washington Post