Pope Convenes Meeting On 'Protection Of Minors' In Vatican In February

Pope Convenes Meeting on 'Protection of Minors' in Vatican in February

Pope Francis has decided to convene the first ever meeting with the presidents of the Episcopal Conferences of the Catholic Church on the issue of the protection of minors, the Holy See said in a statement Wednesday.

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th September, 2018) Pope Francis has decided to convene the first ever meeting with the presidents of the Episcopal Conferences of the Catholic Church on the issue of the protection of minors, the Holy See said in a statement Wednesday.

In August, it has been revealed that more than 1,000 children had been molested by at least 301 Roman Catholic priests in the US state of Pennsylvania since the 1940s.

"The Holy Father Francis, after hearing the Council of Cardinals, has 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," the statement read.

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