Wednesday, 26 September, 2018


Pope calls meeting of key bishops on sexual abuse: Vatican

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience Wednesday Sept. 12 2018 The Latest: Sex abuse: Pope to meet Thursday with US bishops
Bennie Garza | 13 September, 2018, 21:26

The unprecedented summit is scheduled to take place February 21-24 and comes on the heels of serious questions about Pope Francis's handling of the sexual abuse committed by Catholic bishops and priests most recently in the United States and Chile.

The Vatican said that a West Virginian bishop, Michael Bransfield, was being investigated for molesting adults and set up a hotline for victims.

Pope Francis has claimed Satan is behind the sex abuse cover-up scandal engulfing the Catholic church.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the bishop of Pittsburgh between 1988 and 2006, was named in last month's scathing Pennsylvania grand-jury report as having concealed complaints of predator priests who sexually abused more than 1,000 children.

The Vatican announced Tuesday that Francis will meet this week with two other USA cardinals, one of whom has said he wants a full-scale Vatican investigation of Archbishop McCarrick.

Viganò stated in his bombshell letter in August that the pope did "not take into account the sanctions that Pope Benedict had imposed on" McCarrick and made him "his trusted counselor" who advised the appointment of many bishops in the United States, including Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago and Joseph Tobin of Newark. McFadden said he did not know when the meeting would occur.

Wuerl, who was bishop of Pittsburg for some 18 years, offered to resign almost three years ago when he turned 75 but Francis hasn't accepted it.

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, has said he wants the Pope to authorize a full-fledged Vatican investigation into McCarrick, who was removed as cardinal in July after a credible accusation he groped a teenager. However, Cardinal Wuerl will not be attending that meeting and will be staying in Washington D.C. where he has a mass scheduled Friday at St. Matthew's Cathedral.

DiNardo is heading the USA delegation at Thursday's audience.

The past of the Catholic Church is being dug up in other countries.

The papally appointed group of nine cardinal members, the so-called C9, has been tasked with helping advise the pope on the reform of the Vatican's organization and church governance.

In response to questions, she said there was no word yet on the expected release of the "possible and necessary clarifications" the council said were being formulated by the Holy See given the current debate on abuse in the church. Many cases were not brought to justice, and sometimes abuse suspects - primarily priests - were moved to other dioceses without new congregations being informed about the pastor's past, they said.

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