VATICAN CITY — As Pope Francis’ council of cardinals for Curia reform gather this week in Rome, the newly created Pontifical Commission for the Protection for Minors will soon meet to finish creating its statutes.
Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican’s press office, announced in a briefing with journalists Sept. 17 that the commission will hold its next meeting Oct. 4-5.
Msgr. Robert Oliver was appointed secretary of the commission Sept. 10, and that same day Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston was confirmed president of the commission.
As the commission takes shape, Father Lombardi underscored that “in the next few weeks other very important aspects will be specified regarding...READ MORE