- Aug 10, 2020
Italian bishops deliver excuses on streamlining marriage annulments and reducing the number of dioceses, but bring results on child protection.
The Italian bishops critcized the anti-immigration policies enacted by the governing populist coalition and enouraged them “to take on their responsibilities.”
Continuing its efforts to fight clerical sexual abuse, the Archdiocese of Mexico City presented on Wednesday an Interdisciplinary Team for Attention to Victims, that involves priests, lay people and survivors, including the director of SNAP-Mexico.
Though Pope Francis’s high stakes anti-abuse summit has not yet yielded any major policy moves, one message was clear throughout the four-day gathering: the problem of child sexual abuse is a global one, and no one can leave thinking it’s not a concern in their own backyard.
Starting day two of Pope Francis’s high-stakes summit on the protection of minors with a bold and challenging tone, Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai said the sexual abuse of minors is not just a Western problem, but is something the entire global Church must own and commit to fighting.
As part of Pope Francis’s high-stakes summit on clerical sexual abuse happening at the Vatican, in Thursday’s opening session he released a list of 21 reflection points that did not necessarily sit well with survivors who say they fall short of the Catholic Church’s pledge of zero tolerance.