The Archbishop of Boston about the film “In the spotlight”: “This is a very important film”

Архиепископ Бостона о фильме "В центре внимания": "Это очень важный фильм"

Archbishop Of Boston Sean Patrick O’malley

Less than a week ago, the film directed by Thomas McCarthy “In the spotlight”(Spotlight) received the award “Oscar” in the nomination “the Best film of the year”. Picture, affecting the delicate subject of sexual harassment to minors in the Catholic Church have caused mixed public reaction. But most interestingly, on this tape they think they are representatives of the Church. The Archbishop of Boston Thomas McCarthy said, what opinion he holds about a controversial film.

“In the spotlight” is a very important movie that tells the tragedy of the clergy, which had been implicated in sexual violence. An investigation led the Church to acknowledge his sins and begin to solve existing problems. In our democratic society, journalism is important and affects our way of life. In this situation, the media helped to open the door through which the Church could help the victims.

The protection of children and assistance to victims and their families should be a priority for the Church always.

We are determined to ensure that such a tragedy with children never happens again. We are engaged in integrated programmes aimed at protecting children, their education, the mandatory inspection of the data, we also cooperate with the authorities. The Archdiocese consistently provides counseling and medical services for victims and their families who need our help. We seek forgiveness of those who became the victims of that terrible tragedy and sexual violence, and pray to the Lord that she sent us on the right path,

said Archbishop Sean Patrick O’malley.

Recall that the film “In the spotlight” is based on real events and tells of a journalistic investigation, during which it was found that many priests of the Boston Archdiocese of sexually harassed underage parishioners.

Архиепископ Бостона о фильме "В центре внимания": "Это очень важный фильм"
Still from the film “In the spotlight”

Архиепископ Бостона о фильме "В центре внимания": "Это очень важный фильм"

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