- Aug 3, 2020
This week clerical abuse survivors from around the world have flocked to Rome to mark the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’s global summit on child protection, which took place at the Vatican in February of last year.
At the one year mark, the saga of Theodore McCarrick is a mix of undeniable progress and unfinished business.
A collection of some of the voices and events in and around Pope Francis’s anti-abuse summit opening on Thursday.
Last week the organizing committee of a high-stakes anti-abuse summit next month met to outline the schedule of the gathering, which will include both a penitential liturgy, and testimonies from survivors themselves.
The Associated Press reported Jan. 1 that it obtained a letter written Nov. 11 by Cardinal Ouellet asking the U.S. bishops to delay a vote on several proposals for responding to the sexual abuse crisis.
In the ongoing effort to tackle clerical sexual abuse, one of the proposals discussed by the U.S. bishops in their fall general assembly was the drafting of a new code of conduct for bishops, which would specifically address the issue of accountability.