child abuse

Corporal punishment unacceptable: Rapcan

South Africans should not limit their outrage to the most horrific cases of child abuse, but rather to all instances where adults use physical violence as a means of controlling children, according to local advocacy group, RAPCAN. The declaration comes after a Hanover Park man appeared before the Athlone Magistrate’s[…]

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Pope creates tribunal for bishop child abuse cases

Pope Francis has created a new Vatican tribunal section to hear cases of bishops who fail to protect children from sexually abusive priests. Wednesday’s announcement came years after victims groups started urging the Vatican to establic clear procesures to make bishops more accountable for abuse in their dioceses, even if[…]

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