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Pope to ensure participation in all sessions of February abuse prevention summit


Devdiscourse News Desk vatican city
Updated: 16-01-2019 18:03 IST
Pope to ensure participation in all sessions of February abuse prevention summit

The meeting organisers have urged bishops to meet with victims before they come. (Image Credit: Wikimedia)

Pope Francis has confirmed he will attend all sessions of his high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit next month that will include plenary meetings, witness testimony and a penitential Mass. The Vatican said Wednesday that the organizers of the February 21-24 meeting met last week in Rome and briefed the pope on their preparations. Francis tasked the former Vatican spokesman, the Rev.

Federico Lombardi, to moderate the plenary sessions of the meeting. Francis announced in September that he was inviting presidents of bishops' conferences around the world to attend the summit amid a crisis in his papacy over his own botched handling of abuse cases and a new explosion of the scandal in the US, Chile and beyond. The meeting organisers have urged bishops to meet with victims before they come.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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