Vatican: A member of Pope Francis' commission on clergy sexual abuse leaves the group, the second to stop their work with the commission.
Members of the pope's commission for child protection have been speaking with bishops and major Vatican offices to develop and educate the church about best practices.
Editorial: Marie Collins displays the determination and courage required to get on with the next phase of dealing with the clergy sex abuse scandal.
Marie Collins, an Irish abuse survivor who is one of the members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, responds to the controversy behind another member's leave.
Viewpoint: I have been asked about the Commission discussion and vote last Saturday at our Plenary. Why the silence and why have I not walked away? I will now explain.
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Irish clerical abuse survivor Marie Collins, a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, spoke to NCR and called Vatican bureaucracy "very difficult."
Doyle said he spent eight to 10 hours over three days explaining the situation in the U.S. from the perspective of his 30 years of advocacy for victims.
Four survivors of abuse will make an unscheduled visit to Rome on Sunday, hoping to encounter Pope Francis at home.
Two members of the new Vatican commission advising Pope Francis on clergy sexual abuse have said they are both concerned and surprised at the pontiff's decision to appoint a bishop in Chile who is accused of covering up abuse, and even witnessing it, while he was a priest.