SUMMARY: In a letter to priests released today to mark the start of the “Year of Priests,” Pope Benedict made comments that implied a need for accountability in the Catholic Church. The Pope called specifically for a “frank and complete acknowledgement of the weaknesses of her ministers” and referenced “infidelity on the part of some of her ministers.”
WHAT: Because this is the Pope’s first public comment since the release of the Ryan Report, Voice of the Faithful leaders will be available for comment.
WHO: Dan Bartley - President, Voice of the Faithful
Sean O’Conaill– Voice of the Faithful Ireland Acting Coordinator
William Casey –Chair, Committee to Protect Children and Support Survivors
CONTACT: Jessica Lillie
(01) 781-559-3360, © 314-749-5188
Voice of the Faithful (VOTF) is a lay organization formed in 2002 in response to the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. It started in the basement of a church in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and has since expanded worldwide with more than 150 Parish Voice affiliates and 30,000 members. The entire organization is committed to helping the Catholic Church.