Listen: World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit
"And bishops archbishops and cardinals are heading to the Vatican for a summit with pope Francis on the clergy sex abuse crisis later this week. Ws Marc Abrahams reports church representatives from around the global gathered to consult with the pope in closed-door sessions that could plot a future course for how the Catholic church handles the abuse crisis. Rocco Paulo is a south Philadelphia. Native who's been covering the Vatican and Catholic church for many years, he says US Catholics, especially those here in this region are looking to the pope for reforms and accountability. We in Philly are unique in having had the subsequent experience of two grand. Juries municipal two thousand five two thousand eleven we've in more kind of re immersed in reimburse them reimbursed them reimbursed into this almost than any other place in the country. Even more than Boston almost says a federal grand jury probe at the Catholic church operations in Pennsylvania also is looming in the background despite downplaying expectations pomace. As Francis knows. The church will have to show it is committed to"