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More victims come forward after allegations of sexual misconduct against Cardinal Mark Ouellet

More and more people are alleging sexual misconduct by members of the Catholic Church in Montreal.

The Ombudsman of the Archdiocese of Montreal said that this week's news of a lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct, citingCardinal Mark Ouellet, caused the damage. He said that those who were accused were encouraged to move forward. as one of the suspects.

Marie-Christine Kirouac says she received three complaints after the allegations were made public.

She said, ``What gave some of the women I spoke with the courage to say, 'If someone can go after the cardinal, I will come forward to go after the priest. That's right," said Killuauch.

The allegation Marc He was not against Cardinal Ouellet, but against another priest.

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Killuaq will be appointed Archbishop of Montreal in May 2021, following the recommendations issued in the Capriolo Report released in November 2020. Appointed district ombudsman.

Boucher was a pedophile priest in March 2019. He was sentenced to eight years in prison for molesting two boys.

Her fourth Killuah report examining allegations of abuse in Montreal's Catholic church was released Wednesday.

She concluded that the church's processes for reporting and handling cases of abuse are improving, but she wants more.

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Like the woman who came forward to accuse Cardinal Ouellet, the allegations of abuse were adults at the time of the incident.

Killuaq hopes that church law will eventually change.

She now says abusers convicted in Vatican-led trials can be removed from their positions only if they abuse minors.

"Canon should go further. I believe that when you sexually assault an adult, you should bear the consequences," Kiluac explained.

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Victims of abuse agree that the Vatican needs to step up.

It has been over a year since the Vatican began investigating the allegations against Cardinal Ouellet.

"I think we need to do a thorough investigation," said Mike McDonnell, her manager at Communications Her Network of Clergy Abused Survivors (SNAP). "I also believe this information should be turned over to Canadian authorities for a full investigation."

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"Why isn't Quebec launching an open inquiry like this? Probably because it's too scary to hear the truth," Arsenault Dufresne Wee Avocats attorney Justin Wee said on Tuesday.

Global News reached out to the Vatican several times but received no response by deadline.

Meanwhile, the Quebec Department of Justice did not respond to the inquiry.

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