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President of US Bishops’ Conference Issues Statement Following Meeting with Pope Francis

Pope Francis poses with officials representing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during a meeting at the Vatican Sept. 13. Pictured from left are Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield, general secretary of the conference, Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the conference, and Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president of the conference. (Photo: Catholic News Service/Vatican Media)

President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Issues Statement Following Meeting with Pope Francis

September 13, 2018

VATICAN CITY— Following a private audience with Pope Francis this morning in Vatican City, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following statement regarding the recent moral crisis in the American Catholic Church. 

“We are grateful to the Holy Father for receiving us in audience.  We shared with Pope Francis our situation in the United States — how the Body of Christ is lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse. He listened very deeply from the heart. It was a lengthy, fruitful, and good exchange.

“As we departed the audience, we prayed the Angelus together for God’s mercy and strength as we work to heal the wounds.  We look forward to actively continuing our discernment together identifying the most effective next steps.”

One thought on “President of US Bishops’ Conference Issues Statement Following Meeting with Pope Francis

  1. The Exhaltation of HOLY CROSS WILL TRIUMH.
    Each Priest must recommit himself to Following JESUS CHRIST FROM Garden of Olives to CALVERY.
    Amen.

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