Canadian bishops won't publish new policy on minor protection till 2018
CORNWALL, Ontario – The Canadian bishops will not publish their new policy for the protection of minors before 2018, said Bishop Anthony Mancini of Halifax-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, chairman of the ad hoc committee tasked with drafting this resource in 2012.
“No, it will not be possible,” Archbishop Mancini told his colleagues during a brief speech at the plenary assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Sept. 25. “I anticipate that the document will be finalized in 2018.”
The bishops first spoke of a publication before the end of 2016. Faced with delays, they then planned to make it public in the