#MeToo In Churches? ‘Sisters’ Will Now Take On ‘Fathers’ Who ‘Sin In Secret’, As Institutional Support Slowly Emerges


December 2, 2018

The International Union of Superiors General has urged Catholic nuns who have been abused to report crimes to the police and superiors. The group has vowed to help the sisters who have been assaulted but refrain from reporting their trauma, gather the courage to take on their tormentors.

“We condemn those who support the culture of silence and secrecy, often under the guise of ‘protection’ of an institution’s reputation or naming it ‘part of one’s culture,” the group said as reported by The Independent.

The statement was issued prior to the UN-designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which falls on 25 November. Fresh controversies earlier this year erupted over the sexual abuse of adult nuns by clergymen across the globe.

Earlier this year, it was revealed in reports that the Vatican knew about the problem and that of preying bishops since decades, but did nothing to solve it. In an investigation, it was announced that cases of priests abusing nuns have emerged in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia.

The nuns have found their voice through the #MeToo movement, but many remain reluctant to come forward and complain.

Source : Swarajya



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Post


Notice : The source URLs cited in the news/article might be only valid on the date the news/article was published. Most of them may become invalid from a day to a few months later. When a URL fails to work, you may go to the top level of the sources website and search for the news/article.

Disclaimer : The news/article published are collected from various sources and responsibility of news/article lies solely on the source itself. Vedic Upasana Peeth or its website is not in anyway connected nor it is responsible for the news/article content presented here. ​Opinions expressed in this article are the authors personal opinions. Information, facts or opinions shared by the Author do not reflect the views of Vedic Upasana Peeth and Vedic Upasana Peeth is not responsible or liable for the same. The Author is responsible for accuracy, completeness, suitability and validity of any information in this article. ​
© 2017. Vedic Upasna. All rights reserved. Origin IT Solution