Sexual Abuse in the Church: Think "After Report Saved"

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The president of the French Bishops' Conference, Éric de Moulins-Beaufort on October 5, 2021 in Paris.

AP - Thomas Coex

By: Geneviève Delrue

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Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Paris time

After the astonishment caused by the figures in the report of Ciase, the Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church, chaired by Jean-Marc Sauvé who reported 330,000 victims between 1950 and 2021, it is now a question of to think "After" with the start of an in-depth reform of the organization of the Catholic Church.

For 

Marie-Jo Thiel

, doctor, professor of ethics at the theological faculty of the University of Strasbourg and author of the reference work 

The Catholic Church facing sexual abuse

 (2019 / Bayard)

, we must review the clerical self-esteem, " 

patriarcalism

 " and " 

problematic representations 

" of the priest experienced by some as an alter

Christus

with the spiritual ascendancy that follows. Likewise, give more space to women and lay people in the Church's mode of governance. Finally, even if it does not solve everything, the question of the ordination of married men must be asked.

Return with 

Mgr Gérard Defois

, former secretary general of the French episcopate, bishop emeritus of Lille, on the controversy - quickly extinguished - born from the words of the president of the CEF, Mgr Éric de Moulins-Beaufort, on the secrecy of the confession of which he said at first he was " 

more 

powerful than the laws of the Republic

 " and then recognize a formulation of awkwardness. On the relationship between the temporal and the spiritual, Bishop Defois signed at 91 

Secularism, a national religion? 25 centuries of controversy

 (Salvator).

Geopolitics of religions and spiritualities

 (Eyrolles / IRIS) by David Vauclair

 deciphers in 40 illustrated cards the political stake of religions on the international scene.

With maps, charts and tables accompanying each sheet.

David Vauclair, professor of geopolitics and contemporary history, points out the challenges of tomorrow.

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