What’s Current: Survivor of clerical sex abuse resigns from Vatican’s Commission for Protection of Minors

Marie Collins resigned from the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. (Image: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters)

Marie Collins, who was sexually assaulted by a priest when she was 13-years-old, quit the Vatican task force dedicated to tackling abuse. She was the last remaining experiential member on the commission:

“I find it impossible to listen to public statements about the deep concern in the church for the care of those whose lives have been blighted by abuse, yet to watch privately as a congregation in the Vatican refuses to even acknowledge their letters.”

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Jess Martin

Jess Martin is a public relations professional, an aspiring writer, and an assistant editor at Feminist Current. She prefers to write about feminist topics, disability, or environmental issues, but could be persuaded to broaden her horizons in exchange for payment and/or food. In her spare time Jess can be found knitting, gardening, or lying in the fetal position, mulling over political theory that no one in their right mind cares about.