Last Updated: Aug 21, 2018

Welcoming pope’s letter on abuse, head of US bishops pledges action

Washington D.C., Aug 20, 2018 / 06:03 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

Safeguarding commission member: bishops' role in crisis must be acknowledged

Vatican City, Aug 21, 2018 / 02:53 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A member of Pope Francis’ commission for the protection of minors said Tuesday that the role bishops and superiors have played in the crisis of clerical sex abuse must be made explicit if change is to take place.

Francis hopes Ireland visit will bring unity, reconciliation

Vatican City, Aug 21, 2018 / 01:20 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis said in a video message to the Irish people Tuesday he hopes his visit will bring about unity and reconciliation among Christians in the country.

Pope likely to meet with abuse victims in Dublin

Vatican City, Aug 21, 2018 / 09:21 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis is likely to meet with victims of clerical sexual abuse later this week, a papal spokesman announced on Tuesday. The proposed meeting would take place as part of the Holy Father’s two-day trip to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families.