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Pope Francis Summons World’s Bishops to Meet on Sexual Abuse

posted on September 13, 2018

The New York Times’s Jason Horowitz and Laurie Goodstein report that on Wednesday the pope made an unprecedented order for bishops from around the world to come to Rome for a meeting on sexual abuse. Horowitz and Goodstein note, “After three decades of denial, the Vatican is being forced to treat the sex abuse problem as a global crisis, and not the failing of a particular country or culture.” They add, “News of the pope’s summons came as a study commissioned by the church in Germany revealed the abuse of thousands of children by more than a thousand clergymen there for decades.”

Read at The New York Times