:: Related Links
:: Cool Sites


Posted by admin on Sep 13, 2018

The TelegraphPope Francis has summoned senior Catholic bishops from around the world to the Vatican to discuss the protection of minors, in his latest attempt to come to grips with a spreading sexual abuse crisis. The heads of the national Catholic bishops' conferences will meet with Francis from February 21-24 next year, a Vatican spokeswoman said. The announcement came at the end of a three-day meeting of the "C-9", a group of nine cardinals from around the world who members meet about four times a year to advise the pope. The spokeswoman said the sexual abuse crisis was a main topic at the meeting, which six of the members attended. The Catholic Church is facing sexual abuse scandals in the United States, Chile, Australia and Germany, among others. Der Spiegel magazine reported on Wednesday that a study commissioned by the German Bishops' Conference had revealed that 1,670 clerics and priests had sexually abused 3,677 minors, mostly males, in Germany over a 70-year period. In the United States, a Grand Jury has found that 301 priests in the state of Pennsylvania sexually abused minors over a similar period. Francis meets on Thursday with US Church leaders to discuss that report as well as a scandal involving a former American cardinal and demands from an Italian archbishop, Carlo Maria Viganò, that the pontiff step down over that case. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the US bishops' conference, asked for the meeting after Viganò last month accused the pope of knowing for years about sexual misconduct by former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick and doing nothing about it.. Viganò said he had told Francis soon after the pontiff's election in 2013 that McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington D.C., had engaged in sexual misconduct with adult male seminarians. McCarrick resigned in July over separate allegations - which US Church officials said were "credible and substantiated" - that he had abused a 16-year-old boy almost 50 years ago. McCarrick, whom the pope ordered to live a life of seclusion and penitence, has said he has "absolutely no recollection" of such an incident. He has not commented on the allegations of misconduct with the adult seminarians. Hours after Viganò's statement was published, Francis told reporters that he would "not say a word" about it because it "speaks for itself". However, the Vatican is now preparing a response. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who succeeded McCarrick as archbishop of Washington D.C., told priests on Tuesday that he would travel to Rome to discuss his future with the pope. Wuerl, 77, who was bishop of Pittsburgh between 1988 and 2006, has been under scrutiny over his handling of sexual abuse cases during the period addressed by the Pennsylvania Grand Jury. Wuerl has defended his overall record in Pittsburgh, but has also been accused of knowing about sexual misconduct by McCarrick, which he denies.

Read More at

https://www.yahoo.com/news/pope-summons-bishops-sex-abuse-18...

Read 2 times | The Telegraph

Related News

Recent News

• Death Toll Rises To 56 In Northern California Camp Fire, Deadliest In State History (Nov 16, 2018)

• New Jersey couple and homeless man whose feel-good story went viral charged with GoFundMe scam (Nov 16, 2018)

• Yahoo News Explains: Is North Korea breaking the missile agreement with Trump? (Nov 16, 2018)

• Morning Brief: The top news and buzzy moments you need to know (Nov 16, 2018)

• Trevor Noah Provides 'Presidential Harassment' Training For House Democrats (Nov 16, 2018)

• Southern California wildfire latest (Nov 16, 2018)

• The Latest: Post urges independent probe in columnist slay (Nov 16, 2018)

• China's Xi promises support to Papua New Guinea amid regional tension (Nov 16, 2018)

• How Florida’s recount will work (Nov 16, 2018)

• Fatal infernos: California blazes grow as hundreds go missing (Nov 16, 2018)

• Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Captions Instagram Stories From D.C. For The Deaf Community (Nov 16, 2018)

• Jeff Flake Says He'll Oppose Trump Judicial Nominees Over Robert Mueller Protection Bill (Nov 16, 2018)

• Best Bites: Crispy prosciutto cups with goat cheese and figs (Nov 16, 2018)

• List of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving 2018 (Nov 16, 2018)

• New York Residents Grapple With Their Gigantic New Roommate, Amazon (Nov 16, 2018)

• Pound plunges as UK ministers quit over Brexit deal (Nov 16, 2018)

• David Hockney pool painting soars to $90 million, record for living artist (Nov 16, 2018)

• Democrats and Republicans offer dueling narratives in recount as Thursday deadline nears (Nov 16, 2018)

• Death Toll Rises To 63 In Northern California Camp Fire, 631 Now Unaccounted For (Nov 16, 2018)

• Bullseye! Hilarious photos capture dogs showing impressive concentration before catching treats (Nov 16, 2018)

• Florida statewide machine recount nears Thursday deadline (Nov 16, 2018)

• Stormy Daniels’ Attorney Michael Avenatti Arrested After Domestic Violence Allegations (Nov 16, 2018)

• The Latest: Democrat leads in last undecided House race (Nov 16, 2018)

• Amazon HQ Move Criticized by New York City Council, U.S. Senator (Nov 16, 2018)

• What To Buy On Black Friday At Walmart (Nov 16, 2018)


:: Search
:: Sponsored Links