Pope summons bishops to U.S. retreat on clergy sex abuse

Tribune News Service

October 26, 2018

The historic seven-day spiritual retreat will be at Mundelein Seminary in suburban Chicago in January.

Pope Francis has called on Catholic bishops nationwide to gather for a historic seven-day spiritual retreat at Mundelein Seminary in suburban Chicago in January as church hierarchy grapple with the ongoing clergy sex abuse scandal.

As chancellor of the seminary, Archdiocese of Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich – now in Rome for a monthlong meeting of global church leaders – will serve as host of the gathering, which could include some 300 bishops from around the country.

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