Pope to meet with Bishops to talk about protection of minors

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By Vatican Radio|Updated: September 12, 2018

Pope Francis will satisfy in February with representatives of all the Catholic bishops of the world in order to talk about the protection of minors and susceptible grownups.
By Christopher Wells

Vatican: Pope Francis has actually assembled the Presidents of all the Episcopal Conferences of the whole world for a conference in Rome to discuss the avoidance of abuse of minors and susceptible adults.

The announcement was made by the Vice-director of the Holy See Press Workplace, Paloma García Ovejero, at a press instruction on the meeting of the Council of Cardinal Advisers, which concluded Wednesday morning.

Fulfilling on avoidance of abuse

A communiqué by from the Council of Cardinals gave additional details. The meeting with the Pope will happen in the Vatican from 21-24 February 2019. The Cardinals’ statement noted that during this week’s reunion, the Council had actually “shown fully together with the Holy Father on the issue of abuse.”

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Wednesday’s press briefing was committed to an evaluation of this week’s meeting of the Council of Cardinal Advisors. Ovejero kept in mind that the members of the Council were present, with the exception of Cardinal George Pell, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz, and Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya. Pope Francis got involved completely in the work of the Cardinals, although he was missing at particular points on account of other main responsibilities.

Reform of the Curia

Inning accordance with the Vicedirector, “A large part of the work of the Council was devoted to the last changes to the draft of the brand-new Apostolic Constitution on the Roman Curia, which has for a provisionary title Praedicate evangelium.” A copy of the provisionary text has actually been provided to the Holy Father, with the expectation that the file will be examined in terms of canon law, and based on more modification.

During the conferences of the Council, Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., updated those present on the work of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

Lastly, the Cardinals once again expressed their complete uniformity with Pope Francis with regard to what has happened in the last weeks.