Wednesday , March 22 2023

In Lourdes, the victims of pedophiles "act" after the historic meeting of "bishops"


Lourdes – In the Church, the victims of pedophiles first met Saturday with the French bishops who met in Lourdes and now expect a "powerful" bishopric who promised "zero tolerance". new concrete measure.

"This is a historic day with unprecedented consideration of the word"welcomed one of the victims, Olivier Savignac, after meeting the prelates of small working groups, behind closed doors and ended with a joint press conference.

"We are now waiting for short, medium and long-term actions (…) The Church is shaken if necessary"He warned.

"This will help us to move on"said Véronique Garnier, another victim who is in the Pyrenean town where"parliament"from the French Bishops' Conference (CEF) on Thursday.

Abuse "spiritual", old or prescribed cases, preventive, judicial or canonical aspects (according to the law of the Church) were discussed at these small committees, but very few specific announcements came out on the bishop's side, particularly before catechism, as Mgr Luc Crépy, CEF pedophile bishop, pointed at the press conference.

According to him and two other prophets, arguments accused of accusing the bishops, including pedophile attacks, such as Cardinal Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon, participated in these forums and "strong things"they said.

President of the EWC, Georges Pontier,consciousness"what was needed"to work with the victims"Bar"before he was not in everyone's mind".

Not long before, Bishop Crépy felt that these sessions were "not a result"But"the beginning", the idea of ​​succeeding in setting up"zero tolerance".

Opening the jobparliament"On the Saturday morning of CEF, President Monsignor Georges Pontier said he was determined to repair"the wound"the victims before the 120 bishop gathered in the hemicycle Sainte-Bernadette Marian sanctuary.

The Catholic Church is under pressure from the overseas foreign affairs of new scandals, but this week in Vendée, where the bishopric announced that the pedophilia's facts were between 1950 and 1979, there are two departments of the class.

– Petition to Father Vignon –

Thursday, Thursday, the CEF parliament will discuss "independent experts, historians and other skills groups"In the past, in the light of sexual abuse in the Church, a bishop confirmed bishop has become clear. However, this successful idea should be the subject of a vote that he did not receive on Saturday night.

"indispensable"Savignac said, emphasizing that the Church can not escape if she wants to stay"credible".

The "compensation fund", especially because of the required facts, also according to Bishop Crépy"controversial issue"within the bishops."We learned a little about what they are doing in Belgium, Germany and Switzerland", those countries that"not a compensatory fund, but a financial gesture that reflects both the recognition of the person's victim, but … the gesture of solidarity"He explained.

In the meantime, an ambiguous signal was sent to Thursday: Pierre Vignon, the priest of Vercors, who supported the victims, and in August called for the resignation of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, learned that he was dismissed from the judge at the Lyon court court.

François Devaux, President of the Alliance of Victims A speech that is unwilling to take part in the Lourdescommunication operation", launched a petition on Saturday"for rehabilitationFather Vignon is in his duties.

This Saturday, many associations in the world have been summoned to pedophile victims in several cities (New York, Milan, Kampala …).

The General Assembly will deal with the professions, the youth of the youth, and even Europe

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