- Apr 5, 2020
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.
Africa’s top prelate has hit back against the notion that clerical sexual abuse is a purely western problem, saying it happens on his home turf too, though he also pressed for Pope Francis’s newly minted reporting mechanism to be broadened to cover local issues.
The press for a synod of the Italian Church is coming from the Primate of Italy himself, meaning the pope, and his closest allies.
It’s difficult to imagine a better test case for whether “Vox estis” has any teeth, at least in the U.S., than the case of Bishop Joseph Hart.
At the one year mark, the saga of Theodore McCarrick is a mix of undeniable progress and unfinished business.