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The Archdiocese of St. Louis is in violation of Vos Estis Lux Mundi, Pope Francis' de facto bill of rights for survivors of the Catholic sex abuse crisis.

Vos Estis

The Archdiocese of St. Louis, even after Vos Estis went into effect, continues to...

  1. Believe they are under no obligation to help survivors.
  2. Mistreat and abuse survivors.

This is in violation of Article 5 of Vos Estis.

Art. 5 – Care for persons
1. ...those who state that they have been harmed, together with their families, are to be treated with dignity and respect, and, in particular, are to be...
c) offered medical assistance, including therapeutic and psychological assistance...
2. The good name and the privacy of the persons involved, as well as the confidentiality of their personal data, shall be protected.

I discuss the problems with the enforcement of, and adherence to, Vos Estis by the Archdiocese of St. Louis in a number of pieces.