French Bishops launch ‘independent’ commission on sex abuse in Catholic Church
- The conference pledged to publish a report outlining the commission's findings within two years. Details, including the name of the person spearheading the investigation, will be announced in the coming days, it added.
- The statement came as French bishops held their plenary assembly in the holy French city of Lourdes, where they received a support from Pope Francis, according to Vatican News.
- In September, the US Catholic bishops' conference issued a dramatic apology for the role bishops played in the church's abuse scandal and announced new initiatives to hold abusive or negligent bishops accountable.
French Bishops have announced plans to establish an “independent” commission to look into the sexual abuse of minors within the Catholic Church dating back as far as 1950.
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