- Jan 18, 2020
While the four-day Vatican summit on the protection of minors has ended, the work to ensure that laws and concrete actions are in place is just beginning, said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi.
The moderator of the Vatican’s February summit on child sexual abuse has written an article outlining his take on the Church’s most effective models of response for addressing its sexual abuse crisis.
Only about half of the national bishops’ conferences in the world have adopted complete, Vatican-approved guidelines for handling accusations of clerical sexual abuse and promoting child protection, said the Jesuit named to moderate the Vatican’s February summit on abuse.
Vatican communications might see a change after American Greg Burke is replaced by a longtime Vatican Radio employee as head of the Vatican press office.
A member of the committee organizing Pope Francis’s February summit on the sexual abuse crisis said the meeting should include discussing ways to hold bishops accountable for handling cases correctly.
Two former Vatican spokespersons say Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is not telling the full truth on Pope Francis’s September 2015 meeting with Kim Davis.