- Jul 7, 2020
At a Vatican news conference Saturday, several members of the pope’s A-team on the abuse crisis called for greater transparency.
The legal loopholes that have allowed Catholic bishops to escape sanction when they cover up clergy sex abuse cases may be closing.
Pope Francis opened a keenly anticipated summit on the clerical abuse scandals on Thursday by saying the People of God want “concrete and effective measures,” not just “simple condemnations.”
An anti-abuse summit convened by Pope Francis is being given Super Bowl treatment by the Vatican, but its success will be judged by its results.
With anticipation and expectations soaring ahead of a Vatican summit on the clerical sexual abuse crisis in February, one of the highest-stakes meetings of Pope Francis’s pontificate, he has tapped victims, loyalists and heavy-hitters in child protection as architects for the meeting.
Inviting presidents of the world’s bishops’ conference to the Vatican to discuss abuse prevention reflects an understanding that “lovely” words and promises are not enough — concrete, concerted action by the whole church is needed, said Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta.