Sunday, 08/02/2020 at 1:30 PM
Pope Francis will host global summit Feb. 21-24 with presidents of the world’s bishops conferences and other leaders
He was found guilty of abuse and solicitation while hearing confession
In recorded testimonies, abuse survivors exposed the 'cancer' of clergy sex abuse
Pope Francis described the items as 'a simple point of departure' to assist in reflection
Second day of Vatican summit on child protection was focused on accountability
Linda Ghisoni, canon lawyer and consultant for CDF, also said fighting abuse must become a 'pastoral attitude'
German cardinal said transparent administration could act as a ' counterweight to what can be commonly described as the sinfulness of humanity'
Nigerian sister outlined steps the Catholic Church can take to move toward true transparency and healing
After period of reflection, bishops prayed a litany of confession for failure to act
Closing Vatican summit, he said the Church, must concentrate on the protection of children, be serious in bringing justice and healing to victims
Father Federico Lombardi said Pope Francis will soon publish a new set of laws and guidelines concerning child protection for Vatican City State
U.S. bishops' will continue working to establish standards of conduct for bishops and procedures for reviewing complaints against bishops
The new law "On the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Persons" further enhances a major set of criminal laws for Vatican City State the pope approved in 2013
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