Judge Pope Francis on actions, not intentions

LA Croix International

February 26, 2019

By Father Myron Pereira SJ, Mumbai

Vatican summit on sex abuse outlined the scale of the problem, but words are not enough

“Go, Francis — repair my Church!” These words of the crucifix in the church of San Damiano to Francis of Assisi are addressed urgently today to Pope Francis.

No assembly in Rome has had greater significance in recent times than the four-day meeting of the heads of bishops’ conferences that concluded on Feb. 24. The agenda was particularly painful: how to heal the decades of sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults perpetrated by the Church’s own clergy and hierarchy.

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