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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

Below is a working translation of the statement of the Council of Cardinals just released:

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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]

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a 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 four languages). She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, EWTN and Salt & Light. For 'The Other Francis': https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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