Tony Cabral, the Portuguese descendant who “forced” the Church to denounce child abuse | Catholic church

The Portuguese-descendant Tony Cabral was at the center of the hurricane when, in 2002, the North American newspaper The Boston Globe publicized the scandal of sexual abuse of minors by members of the Church in the diocese of Boston. As a state deputy in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, he was born on Pico Island, in the Azores, and presided over the parliamentary work that culminated in the approval of a law that included members of different religions, including Catholics, on the list of “mandated reporters”, that is, between the different professionals who are obliged by law to report to civil authorities any crime of child abuse of which they are aware.

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