Victims of sex abuse by priests protest in Montreal


Victims of sex abuse by priests protest in Montreal
They say now is the time for Cardinal Marc Ouellet to address the problem
Several dozen people who say they were sexually abused by members of Quebec’s Catholic church gathered today on the steps of St-Viateur church.
They were protesting against what they see as a lack of action in addressing sexual abuse in the church.
Some protesters wore white paper hats mimicking bishops’ mitres that read “Vote for Monseigneur Ouellet.”
They’re hoping Cardinal Marc Ouellet’s position as a possible candidate for Pope will shed some international light on their pending cases against the church.
Carlo Tarini, a spokesman for the Quebec Association of Victims of Priests, was at the Outremont church.
If Ouellet is elected Pope, he said, “1.2 billion Catholics across the world will know what has gone on in Quebec.”
Some of the people at the demonstration said they had pending cases against members of the Catholic church.

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