Vatican Smokescreen: Canon Law Changes & Sexual Abuse

Morten Ingelmann

As the saying goes, ‘The more things change the more they stay the same.’ This is certainly true for the Vatican and its attempts to dodge any and all accountability for its continued institutional failings to punish abusive priests.

On June 2, 2021, the Vatican issued an update to the penal code in its canon law. Predictably, the entire exercise is a redwash by the…