BALTIMORE – the U.S. Catholic bishops have voted in favor of the creation of a national sex-abuse hotline.
The system could use the area to accusations of the bishops, accusing them of misuse, abuse, or covering it up. It is our intention to, within a year, would have to be carried out by an independent entity.
The initiative, approved on Wednesday, is one of the church’s most visible step in the face of its sex-abuse crisis, which has caused many Catholics to cut their donations, and attendance at Mass.
The hotline would take complaints over the phone or via an online link.
The Hotline operators to relay the accusations to the regional council of bishops. The leadership of the church has been encouraging catholic bishops but it is not that they are seeking help from lay experts to assess and investigate the allegations.