Monday, September 23

MeToo in the Catholic Church: Abused Nuns Reveal Stories of Rape & Forced Abortions By Priests

MeToo in the Catholic Church: Abused Nuns Reveal Stories of Rape & Forced Abortions By Priests

Abused nuns reveal stories of rape, forced abortions. Another scandal is engulfing the Catholic Church. At a time when the Vatican has taken its most concrete steps to address a long ordeal with sex abuse and coverups, a growing chorus of nuns is speaking out about the suffering they have endured at the hands of the priesthood, including rape, forced abortion, emotional abuse and labor exploitation. Special correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.
Judy Woodruff:
This week, Catholic bishops are meeting in Baltimore to discuss the priest sex abuse crisis in the American church and will vote on measures to hold themselves accountable.
Throughout the church, the Vatican has put in place new rules on reporting abuse, the most concrete steps the Vatican has taken to counter the crisis.
Most of the attention has focused on child victims, but as special correspondent Christopher Livesay reports from the Vatican, now, in the MeToo era, there’s a growing chorus of nuns speaking out as survivors of abuse as well.

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