High-Profile Advocate Takes Leave From Papal Commission On Sex Abuse

February 6, 2016 2:44 PM

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Peter Saunders, a British advocate for survivors of sexual abuse by priests, in Rome on Saturday. Saunders is a high-profile abuse survivor and critic of the Vatican — and until Saturday, was a member of Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory commission.

One of the Vatican's most prominent critics, who pushed for greater protections for children and harsher punishments for pedophile priests, has taken a leave of absence from the pope's advisory commission on clerical sex abuse.

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