Pope Francis urges bishops to listen to clergy sex abuse survivors

    20-Sep-2021   
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Pope Francis urged European bishops to listen to survivors of clergy sexual abuse and consider them partners in reform, warning that their failure to do so risks the very future of the Catholic Church, AP reported.
 
Pope Francis urges bishop  
Francis issued a video message to Central and Eastern European bishops who are gathering in Poland for a four-day child protection conference organized by the bishops’ conference and the Vatican’s child protection advisory commission.
 
He said bishops, in particular, must be the first to listen to victims, not the last, and must be at their service “seeing them as companions and protagonists of a common future.”
 
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