World Feb 21

Pope Francis attends the four-day meeting on the global sexual abuse crisis, at the Vatican. Vatican Media­ via Reuters
At Vatican summit, Pope demands bishops act now on abuse

Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit Thursday by warning senior Catholic figures that the faithful are demanding concrete action against predator priests and not just words of condemnation. Victims then told the bishops of the searing emotional…

World Feb 18

Pope Francis waves after delivering his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) message Dec. 25, 2016 from the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Photo by Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters
Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

The organizers of Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse will meet this week with a dozen abuse victims who have descended on Rome to protest the Catholic Church's response to the crisis and demand an end to decades…

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