Vatican Dispatch

Child psychologist and founding member of the Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) organization, Miguel Hurtado from Spain, center, reads an open letter to the Benedictine order outside the St. Anselm on the Aventine Benedictine complex in Rome on Feb. 22. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Gerard O’Connell February 22, 2019
In addressing the abuse crisis, Ms. Ghisoni called for “the dynamic involvement of the whole people of God.”
Clerical sex abuse survivors and their supporters rally outside Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome on Feb. 21. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Gerard O’Connell February 22, 2019
Cardinal Cupich presented a framework for “clear procedures to hold bishops involved in misconduct and mishandling [of abuse cases] accountable.”
Michael J. O’Loughlin February 22, 2019
“No bishop may say to himself, ‘The problem of abuse in the church does not concern me because things are different in my part of the world,’” the archbishop of Bombay told bishops gathered in Rome.
Prelates attend the opening session of the meeting on the protection of minors in the church at the Vatican Feb. 21, 2019. (C
Gerard O’Connell February 21, 2019
Pope Francis prayed that the Holy Spirit would “sustain” summit participants and “help us to turn this evil into an opportunity for awareness and purification.”
Pope Francis leads the opening session of the meeting on the protection of minors. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) 
Michael J. O’Loughlin February 21, 2019
Cardinal Tagle urged church leaders not to shy away from acknowledging the pain of victims.
Gerard O’Connell February 20, 2019
Frederic Martel boldly told reporters at a press conference at the Foreign Press Association in Rome on Feb. 20 that “the great majority” of the more than 200 members of the College of Cardinals are leading double lives.