- Jul 12, 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.
Bishops in both the U.S. and Italy could deliver turning points on the clerical sexual abuse scandals this week.
A lay movement in southern Italy whose founder and acolytes have been accused of sexual abuse appears to be regrouping with no new oversight from the local diocese.
The role of a news service operated by a bishops’ conference is to promote a “communion of information,” sending news out to dioceses and sharing their news as well, Pope Francis said.
While Pope Francis was spreading a gospel of welcoming and openness toward immigrants in the Baltic States, his message was being ignored in his own backyard.
Italy’s Catholic bishops offered to care for a majority of 140 migrants the country’s government had prevented from leaving an Italian coast guard ship docked for days in a Sicilian harbor because politics shouldn’t be practiced at the expense of the poor, prominent churchmen said Sunday.