After decades of inaction by church leaders, Nuns are speaking out in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia about sex abuse by Catholic clergy after the sisters are inspired by the #MeToo campaign.
One nun who’d kept quiet for decades has accused an Italian priest of attacking her.
At the time of the alleged abuse, she told only her provincial superior and spiritual director because of the church’s culture of secrecy, her vows of obedience and her fear, repulsion and shame.
The #MeToo movement has grown worldwide following sex claims against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
The Pope yesterday, accepted the resignation of ex-Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, 88, following claims of sex attacks on boys and men.
He is the first cardinal in living memory to lose his title.