Archbishop Scicluna speaks at Notre Dame University about the Vatican’s fight against clergy abuse

epa06821225 Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna speaks to journalists in Santiago, Chile, 19 June 2018. The envoys of Pope Francis, Charles Scicluna and Jordi Bertomeu, offered the last press conference before leaving Chile, where they arrived to investigate the Chilean diocesan curias involved in cases of sexual abuse. EPA-EFE/ALBERTO VALDES

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University of Notre Dame students and members of the community listened to Malta Archbishop Charles Scicluna talk about the Vatican’s fight against sex abuse.

It took place at the Duncan Student Centre.

The question-and-answer session was part of a 2019-2020 forum series called “Rebuild My Church: Crisis and Response,” which is intended to examine the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.

Scicluna has done a lot in his lifetime, but the child sexual abuse scandals have been a cornerstone in his career. He speaks heart-to-heart with many victims and survivors.

“You are dealing with a human being that has been hurt and betrayed on a level that we cannot really understand. … It is a spiritual betrayal,” Scicluna said.

Some even referred to him as a “point of hope” for the Catholic Church.


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