Pope Francis expels priest for child sexual abuse

Today, the expulsion of the Argentine Catholic priest, José Mercau, sentenced in 2011 to 14 years in prison for sexual abuse of five children was officially announced. “The Holy Father has declared the resignation of José Mercau, priest from the clerical state,” was...

Francis asks forgiveness for the “sins of omission” of sexual abuse in the church

Pope Francis during his homily at the Mass today asked “forgiveness for the sins of omission” by Church leaders on issues of sexual abuse, which he called “serious crimes”. Francis spoke about this topic at the Mass, which was attended by six victims of...

Women victims of violence could have children with autism

Research scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) conducted a study which discovered that women who have suffered abuse during childhood, have the risk of having children with autism. People who suffer from this disease commonly have difficulty to communicate...

According to Regional Coalition, 5,000 girls are sexually abused in Ecuador

Rocío Rosero, President in Ecuador of the Regional coalition against trafficking of women in Latin America and the Caribbean, indicates that according to the figures that handles this institution, about two million children are sexually exploited in Latin America. In Ecuador,...