Pope Francis speaks about 'seeing a church wounded by sin'

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Poggioli reports the revelations and the church's response severely damaged the church's credibility and pope Francis reputation in response, he's called for an extraordinary four days summit on sex-abuse next month that again acting spokesman Allesandro dissolved he recently told reporters the summit's goal is that bishops understand that clerical sex abuse is a global problem that needs a global response. He added. Pope Francis insists that when the bishops return home, they understand the laws to be applied. And that they take the necessary steps to prevent abuse to care for the victims and to make sure that not cases covered up or buried with high expectations. The summit. Could be as big a media event as people conclave this prompted a Vatican editorial claiming the media hype is excessive disciplines will include the presidents of the world's nearly one hundred and thirty bishops conferences, abuse, survivors, and experts Francis will attend all plenary sessions working groups witness testimony penitential service and final mass Massimo federal professor of theology at Villanova university. Speaking over Skype says the summit should produce global guidelines setting universal standards that all churches have to implement Francis announced the summit in September as his papacy reeled over botched handling of abuse cases, and he was accused of ignoring in the past sexual misconduct by disgraced former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick currently under Vatican investigation. Philip Boola veteran Vatican correspondent for the Reuters news agency says. The pope could take an important step even before the summit begins. This very good possibility that X cardinal McCarrick. We'll be further disciplined. You know? There's a very good possibility that he will be defrocked and that will send a strong signal. Should that happen McCarrick once it important powerbroker as archbishop of Washington DC would become the highest profile figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times? Meanwhile, prosecutors in Australia and in France have taken bold steps against church officials putting bishops on trial for failing to report clerical abuse of minors gear is now a worldwide movement by prosecutors and legislators in an outrage public to treat the church like ordinary citizens and Barrett Doyle is co director of Bishop accountability. And online research group that tracks clerical abuse cases around the world, speaking over Skype. She says centuries of secrecy. To shield the church from secular law gave its leaders a sense of impunity that Elision that they are still untouchable will probably persist. Until addition and up behind bars for covering up in that day may not be far away activists like Barrett. Doyle and abuse survivors what the Vatican to implement what it has always avoided accountability. That officials who knew but looked away while predator priests committed crimes abusing minors be finally brought to Justice so people Jolie NPR news, Rome. A vicious dog on the loose a harsh landscape and a rag tag group of kids

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