- Aug 3, 2020
Speaking to Crux, Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta said follow-up will be key to the pope’s Feb. 21-24 summit on clerical sexual abuse.
Since both abuse survivors on the Pontifical Commission for Minors exited the body before the end of its term, the Vatican has usually not named the abuse survivors involved in anti-abuse efforts.
A retired judge from India’s Supreme Court says the upcoming Vatican summit on clerical abuse is “very important” and the Catholic Church has an obligation to hold a “correct moral perspective.”
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.
Months after every Chilean bishop submitted his resignation to Pope Francis, five leading Chilean prelates were in Rome Monday trying to rebuild trust.
A delegation of bishops from Chile is visiting Rome to try to “strengthen communion” with Pope Francis, after the pontiff accused them of covering up sex abuse and received their resignations.