Pope Francis calls for action at Vatican summit

Posted February 21, 2019 11:33 pm by Andrew

Pope Francis calls for action at Vatican summit

Immediately after asking bishops and religious superiors to be concrete in confronting the clerical sexual abuse crisis and the need to protect children in the Church, Pope Francis handed them a list of 21 action items to consider.
From publicizing the contact information for reporting cases of abuse to cooperating with local law enforcement, the action items were drawn from suggestions made by bishops from around the world, the pope said, and should “assist in our reflection.”
The 21 items are “a simple point of departure,” he said, and “are not meant to detract from the creativity needed in this meeting.”
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