Boycott and pressure from the Government on the Church just hours after approving its plan to compensate victims of abuse – Spanish Church

Boycott and pressure from the Government on the Church just hours after approving its plan to compensate victims of abuse – Spanish Church
Boycott and pressure from the Government on the Church just hours after approving its plan to compensate victims of abuse – Spanish Church

The Government boycotts the Episcopal Conference’s comprehensive reparation plan for victims of sexual abuse. Pedro Sánchez’s Executive is putting pressure on the bishops and also intends to turn the victims against the Church two days before the plan is approved at the Extraordinary Plenary Assembly of the bishops next Tuesday.

The Government is trying to destroy the Church’s reparation to the victims and to do so it is once again using the newspaper El País, which today reveals the content of a letter sent by the Minister of the Presidency, Felix Bolanosto the president of the Episcopal Conference, Monsignor Luis Argüello, last Friday in which he calls on him not to approve the plan for reparation to the victims without the supervision of the Government.

On the other hand, the Government is counter-scheduling the Plenary Assembly of Bishops in which this plan is to be approved. Bolaños urgently calls the victims’ associations to a meeting tomorrow Monday at 12:30 in Moncloa, without a fixed agenda, to try to confront them with the Church just 24 hours before the Plenary Assembly.

The Government insists on using the victims and puts its political interests ahead of the solution to the problem. The same government that has been delaying the appearance of the Ombudsman since last year to explain his report, is now, in a clear display of opportunism, urgently summoning the victims.

PRIVA, a plan aimed at comprehensive reparation for victims

The bishops who make up the Permanent Commission have studied, this past week, this plan of ‘Comprehensive reparation for victims of sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable persons equal in law’ (PRIVA)in which CONFER also participated.

The Secretary General of the Episcopate, Francisco César García Magán, pointed out during his appearance on the matters discussed in the Permanent Commission that the plan is aimed at the comprehensive reparation of victims of sexual abuse within the Church, mainly in cases where the perpetrator has died or the case has expired, in order to offer adequate reparation that responds to the demand that each particular case requires.

“PRIVA is an action plan for that specific area of ​​cases in which it is not possible to proceed through a judicial, civil or canonical route, for example, due to the death of the perpetrator, but, nevertheless, there is a moral obligation to put the victim at the centre, and although the judicial, civil or canonical route cannot be followed, PRIVA aims to address this, and so it indirectly follows the recommendations of the Ombudsman,” explained the bishops’ spokesman.

In this regard, he has specified that the plan involves listening to the victim, as well as technical, medical, psychological or spiritual support, and that financial compensation is also contemplated: “There will be financial compensation for victims who request it, now we will say the specifics when we present the plan,” the general secretary has specified.

 
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