January 1, 2020
By Colleen Dulle
Happy New Year from Inside the Vatican!
For our New Year’s Day episode, Gerry and I are taking a look back at some of the biggest Vatican stories of 2019.
We start with February’s Vatican summit on the protection of minors, which Gerry and I covered together in Rome. We talk about the steps Pope Francis has taken to follow up on that meeting, including the elimination of the “pontifical secret” in December which paved the way for the long-awaited Vatican handbook that will establish universal norms for handling cases of clerical sexual abuse. Gerry also gives us a timeline on when to expect that document.
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