Vatican Halts US Bishops' Attempt To Adopt New Abuse Protocols And Establish Investigative Lay Commission
[Daily Caller] The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) planned to adopt new protocols to hold bishops accountable concerning sex abuse, but the Vatican halted their efforts Monday.

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the USCCB, announced Monday that the Vatican had instructed U.S. bishops to postpone their vote on adopting a new code of conduct for bishops, which would hold them accountable for committing or failing to report abuse, until a February meeting of bishops’ conference presidents from around the world in Rome. The Vatican also instructed them to delay their vote on establishing a lay commission to oversee investigations of reported clergy sexual abuse. (RELATED: Pope Francis Claims Catholic Clergy Are Being Persecuted ... Amid Abuse Crisis)

"At the insistence of the Holy See, we will not be voting on the two action items," DiNardo told the bishops, according to The Washington Post.

"Although I am disappointed that we will not be taking these actions tomorrow, I remain hopeful this additional consultation will ultimately improve our response to the crisis we face," he added, according to America Magazine
Posted by: Besoeker 2018-11-13