British member of Vatican sexual abuse commission leaves

February 6, 2016 12:32 PM

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British member of Vatican sexual abuse commission leaves

VATICAN CITY A British member of a Vatican advisory commission on sexual abuse who has been among the most outspokenly critical of the Vatican, has left the group, the Vatican said on Saturday.

A Vatican statement said that at a commission meeting "it was decided" that Peter Saunders would take a leave of absence. Saunders, himself a victim of sexual abuse by a priest, did not immediately reply to a telephone message requesting a comment on the circumstances of his departure.

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