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Vatican City: Francis ends Vatican summit with promise church will ‘decisively confront’ abuse
National Catholic Reporter – February 24, 2019
Pope Francis ended his summit with 190 Catholic bishops on clergy sexual abuse Feb. 24 with a promise the church will “decisively confront” the abuse of minors, but also warned that the global institution must avoid “ideological disputes and journalistic practices” that he said exploit the scandals. In a lengthy address ending the first-of-its-kind meeting with the heads of the world’s Catholic bishops’ conferences, the pontiff mixed condemnations of abuse in the church with references to its prevalence in other areas of society and cautionings against the faith community being too extreme in its response.
Also: Pope vows to end coverups of child abuse: https://www.politico.eu/article/pope-francis-vows-to-end-cover-ups-of-child-abuse/