domenica 27 novembre 2016

Bishops say Church has failed children, women, and indigenous peoples
(Gavin Drake) A group of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops have acknowledged both churches’ failure to protect children, women and indigenous peoples. In a statement issued by the International Anglican Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (Iarccum) today (Friday) following the group’s historic meeting in Canterbury and Rome last month, they call on the Chuch to repent and seek justice for victims. They say that, “at the foot of the Cross we, as bishops, have reflected on an ‘ecumenism of humiliation’. We lament our failures and share the brokenness of our church communities.” They continue: “We failed to protect vulnerable people: children from sexual abuse, women from violence, and indigenous peoples from exploitation. (...)