- Nov 28, 2020
As Pope Francis’s summit on the protection of minors is set to conclude, women have had a leading voice in the discussion, giving several keynote speeches urging greater accountability, transparency and ownership of the problem of child sexual abuse at a global level.
After months of discussions and reflections, the French Bishops’ Conference decided to create an independent and external commission to address sexual abuse within the Church, its cover-up and the conference’s handling of the issue since the 2000s.
The story of the Babylonian Captivity shows that if God’s own anointed leaders can’t or won’t make things right, He’ll raise up others who will.
The Baltics visit presents both challenges and opportunities for Pope Francis, but one thing is clear: clerical abuse and cover-up will not be left behind.
A closer look at Pope Francis’s recent public speeches, reveal that while he remains silent on the recent scandals, he might have a lot to say.
Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, says Pope Francis will bring a message of hope to Ireland amid mounting scandals regarding clerical sexual abuse.