Pope’s abuse comments align him with Chilean Cardinals

Posted January 21, 2018 11:21 pm by Mark Lambert

Pope’s abuse comments align him with Chilean Cardinals

In December 2013, Pope Francis sparked hope that the Catholic Church was taking the scandal of clerical sexual abuse seriously as he created a group to advise him and future popes on how the church worldwide could protect children, appointing experts on the issue and even survivors of abuse to a new Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.Four years later that commission has lapsed into an inactive state. Its members’ terms of office, as set by the group’s Vatican-approved statutes, expired last December (2017). Neither the pope nor the Vatican have made known when or if the current members

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