VATICAN MEETING OF U.S. CARDINALS ON SEX-ABUSE SCANDALS IN THE UNITED STATES


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Addresses:

Opening Address to U.S. Cardinals and Bishops – Cardinal Angelo Sodano
Cardinal Sodano, 23 April 2002, greets U.S. Cardinals and Bishops, in Vatican City to discuss the current sex-abuse scandals in the United States, and gives the twofold purpose of the meeting.

Holy Father to American Cardinals and Bishops – Pope John Paul II
The Holy Father's address, 23 April 2002, to the U.S. Cardinals and Bishops meeting in Rome
to discuss sex-abuse scandals in the United States.

Final Communiqué - U.S. Cardinals
A statement by the U.S. Cardinals on the resolutions reached at their extraordinary meeting in the Vatican, April 23-24, on the abuse of minors, outlining procedures for dealing with past
scandals and preventing them in the future.

Message to Priests of the United States of America - U.S. Cardinals
A message (24 April 2002) of sympathy and support to the faithful majority of U.S. priests for
the "heavy burden of sorrow and shame" they bare for the sins of the unfaithful few.

 

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