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Member of Vatican sex-abuse panel calls for removal of Bishop Finn/Tweet Pope Francis
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Mar 27, 2015 — One of the most important things Pope Francis has done to protect children in the church was to establish the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, a review panel to address the problem of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. And just a few days ago, a member of that commission publicly called for Bishop Robert Finn to step down.
Now is the time for us to send a strong message to Pope Francis that he should call for Bishop Finn's resignation. Can you take just a few seconds to send a message to him on twitter? All you have to do is click:
One of the commission's members, Peter Saunders, was abused by Jesuit priests in London and later founded the National Association for People Abused in Childhood. Saunders was interviewed about a situation in Chile similar to that of Bishop Finn's where a bishop is alleged to have helped cover up sexual abuse committed by his mentor, also a priest. Saunders said:
“If we don’t see real change, if we don’t see the likes of Bishop Finn removed immediately and this case in Chile being resolved, then the committee will be a pointless exercise,” Saunders told The Guardian.