Kochi, India -- The case was the first time a Catholic priest was convicted under India's child protection laws. Priest's brother found guilty of hiding him.
Protection of Minors website: The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has launched a beta version of its website in English and has included its template for local guidelines on preventing sexual abuse, resources for a day of prayer for the victims and survivors as well as a mailing address to contact commission members.
Fr. Kevin Gugliotta is accused of of possessing and disseminating child pornography. The Vatican dismissed a prior sex abuse charge because it took place before he was ordained.
NCR Today: Coadjutor Archbishop Michael Byrnes, arriving in Agana diocese, tells reporters that Archbishop Anthony Apuron is facing canonical trial over abuse allegations.
An amended bankruptcy plan for the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese would potentially double survivors' funds, but an attorney for the creditors is unsatisfied with the proposal.
SNAP charged that Bishop Joseph Tyson had "done virtually nothing to undo the damage" done by past clerical sex abusers in the Yakima diocese.
Pope Francis appointed a Detroit auxiliary bishop to a Guam archdiocese whose leader is under a Vatican investigation for the alleged sexual abuse of minors.
Coadjutor Archbishop Michael J. Byrnes, 58, also was given "special faculties" or authority in the Archdiocese of Agana, according to a Vatican press release Oct. 31.
We say: Cardinal Timothy Dolan's effort in designing a compensation program for victims of clergy sex abuse works against a history of activity of the U.S. hierarchy that does not inspire trust.
NCR Today: Cardinal Timothy Dolan's compensation program will certainly help some victims, its biggest beneficiary will be Dolan and his management team.
Cardinal Dolan said Oct. 6 he hopes a new archdiocesan program to provide compensation to sex abuse survivors will "help bring a measure of peace and healing" to victims.