From The Hill:
The Vatican turned down an opportunity to respond to an explosive grand jury report detailing more than a thousand instances of sexual abuse allegedly committed by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania.
“We have no comment at this time,” Paloma Ovejero, deputy director of the Vatican’s press office, told CNN Wednesday. The grand jury, which listened to testimony from victims and met for two years, released the report Tuesday, identifying more than 300 abusers who are members of the Catholic Church in the state. It goes on to say the Catholic Church covered up the abuse. “Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all. For decades. Monsignors, auxiliary bishops, bishops, archbishops, cardinals have mostly been protected; many, including some named in this report, have been promoted,” the report says. for two years