Vatican sex abuse summit opens with acknowledgment of evil committed

Posted February 21, 2019 11:21 pm by Editor

Vatican sex abuse summit opens with acknowledgment of evil committed

VATICAN – Opening the Vatican summit on child protection and the clerical sexual abuse crisis, Pope Francis said, “The holy people of God are watching and are awaiting from us not simple, predictable condemnations, but concrete and effective measures” to stop abuse.The summit meeting Feb. 21-24 brought together almost 190 church leaders: the presidents of national bishops’ conferences, the heads of the Eastern Catholic churches, superiors of some men’s and women’s religious orders and top Vatican officials.In his brief opening remarks, the Pope prayed that with “docility” to the Holy Spirit, the bishops at the summit would “listen to the

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