- Apr 5, 2020
Amid the global coronavirus outbreak, the Catholic Church has expanded its digital footprint through online Masses and prayers, but at the same time the porn industry has also sought to increase its new stay-at-home audience, something a former Vatican spokesman criticized as immoral and derogatory toward women.
The Vatican presented a new high-level task force Friday intended to help national and regional bishops’ conferences around the world, as well as religious orders, to develop and update their guidelines on child protection and the fight against abuse.
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.