January 30, 2005

U.S. Norms for Abuse Cases to Be Studied


VATICAN CITY, JAN. 30, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Officials of the U.S. bishops' conference and the Holy See will meet here to analyze the application of norms adopted in the wake of the clerical sex-abuse scandals.

Joaquín Navarro Valls, director of the Vatican press office, made the announcement Saturday.

"On January 31 and February 1, as expected, the Mixed Commission will meet in the Vatican to examine the application of the norms of cases of accusation of sexual abuse of minors," he said in a statement.

"The commission is made up of delegates of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and representatives of the dicasteries of the Roman Curia," he said.

Posted by kshaw at January 30, 2005 05:56 PM