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Pope Convoking All Bishops' Conference Presidents Worldwide for Meeting on 'Protection of Minors'

Pope and Council of Cardinals Reflected at Length on Abuse Crisis

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Below is a working translation of the statement of the Council of Cardinals just released:
Press release of the Council of Cardinals, 12.09.2018
The Holy Father Pope Francis, after discussing with the Council of Cardinals, decided to convene a meeting with the Presidents of the Episcopal Conferences of the Catholic Church on the theme of the «protection of minors».
The meeting with the Pope will be held in the Vatican from 21 to 24 February 2019.
During the XXVI meeting, which took place from 10 to 12 September, the Council reflected together with the Holy Father on the abuse problems, releasing the statement already issued by the Holy See Press Office on 10 September.
Proceeding with the work for the reform of the Roman Curia, it [the Council] concluded its re-reading of the texts already prepared; the pastoral care of the personnel who work there [in the Curia] has also been a cause of attention.
Vatican City, 12 September 2018
[Original text: Italian] [Working translation by Zenit Vatican Correspondent, Deborah Castellano Lubov]

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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