- Dec 14, 2019
Just a few days after the Vatican summit on child protection and clerical sexual abuse, the bishops’ conference and major religious superiors of Switzerland adopted new guidelines, which include mandatory reporting of all allegations to the police.
2018 was not the year in which the world saw the successor of Peter slowing down, especially given his busy slate of foreign travel.
During his one-day visit to Geneva, Pope Francis will highlight the importance of Christians praying and working together on their ecumenical journey.
The Vatican confirmed on Friday that Pope Francis will visit Geneva, Switzerland, on June 21 to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the World Council of Churches.
The Swiss government is announcing a summer visit by Pope Francis.
Swiss Cardinal Gilberto Agustoni, died in Rome on January 13 at the age of 94. Pope Francis said he was a “sincere and steadfast” member of the Roman Curia and gave a witness of “priestly zeal and fidelity to the Gospel” at the Vatican for almost 50 years.