Stop ‘pointing fingers’ on abuse, Francis tells US bishops

Stop ‘pointing fingers’ on abuse, Francis tells US bishops US bishops pray during Mass in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at Mundelein Seminary at the University of St Mary of the Lake in Illinois. The US bishops are on retreat from January 2-8.
In a landmark eight-page letter to US bishops who are on retreat in response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis that has engulfed the American Church, Pope Francis called for a “new ecclesial season” led by bishops who are more than administrators interested in “pointing fingers” and instead, leadership marked by “collegial spiritual fatherhood”, rooted…
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