Aug. 03, 2018
Best of the Week — First Winner
AP reveals: Catholic nuns accuse clergy of sexual abuse
It was a #MeToo moment from the Vatican with a seemingly unlikely accuser – a nun.
Vatican correspondent Nicole Winfield’s interview with a nun, who broke a 20-year-silence about being physically assaulted by an Italian priest, and reporting by Uganda correspondent Rodney Muhumuza about the scope of abuse in Africa, resulted in the AP being the first news organization to chronicle the global impact on nuns of the #MeToo movement.
Their story, which included expert analysis and exclusive Vatican comment urging nuns to report and bishops to sanction abusive priests, earns the Beat of the Week.