- Jan 15, 2020
Italian bishops promise a new “radical” approach in the handling of the sexual abuse crisis and will create national centers to advise bishops and dioceses on how to handle cases.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx protested against the increase in violence against Jews in Germany during a remembrance ceremony marking the 80th Anniversary of the 1938 Kristallnacht and November pogrom in Wurzburg.
Father Fortunato Di Noto, a veteran in the fight against sexual abuse, said that “a great effort on prevention was made” in writing the new guidelines for Italian bishops.
The deaths of up to 35 migrants in the Strait of Gibraltar in a single day prompted a Spanish bishop to call for greater solidarity among the nations of the region to resolve the crisis.
Participants at a Catholic conference in Rome argue that the battle may already be lost in terms of Pope Francis persuading Europe of his agenda on immigration.
High ranking Church and goverment representatives gathered in Rome last week to discuss the growing phenomenon of sects in Italy.