Kalpana Jain, The Conversation

Kalpana Jain has worked as an editor, writer and researcher at Harvard University.

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4 Reasons Why the Catholic Church Has Been Slow to Act in Sex Abuse Cases



The Vatican’s retired ambassador to the United States, Carlo Maria Vigano, has accused Pope Francis and other officials of covering up that they were aware of sex abuse allegations against Theodore McCarrick, a former archbishop of Washington. Scholars have pointed out the complex challenges facing the Catholic Church today and why, as a result, it has been hard to address the issue of clergy sexual abuse. Here are four highlights.