Pope Francis Gives Slight Hope to Priest Abuse Victims

Mark Crawford was 11 when his parish priest began to sexually molest him. It continued for more than six years, and when he finally reported the man to his New Jersey bishop, his abuser was promoted to personal secretary for the diocese's archbishop. "I was violently abused," said Crawford, now 51 and a supervisor for a major American airline. "He embraced himself into our family life and became more and more controlling and possessive about me. And when I began to withdraw at 12 or 13, he...Full Story
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