Pope reactivates Vatican panel on child sex abuse
Pope Francis has reactivated a panel of experts on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church assigned to look into prevention and care for victims, the Vatican said Saturday.
Francis is under fire over his handling of the decades-old worldwide scandal of pedophile priests, including for not immediately renewing the panel’s three-year mandate when it expired in December.
The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors will resume work under the leadership of Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley, a statement said.
It will have 16 members, including nine who are newly appointed.
The panel will continue “assist(ing) local churches throughout the world in their efforts to safeguard all children, young people, and vulnerable adults from harm,” O’Malley said.
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