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Perspectives Daily: Day 1 of the Summit on Protection of Minors in the Church

Noel Ocol

February 21, 2019
In this extended edition of Perspectives Daily, we continue with our highlight coverage of the Vatican's Summit on the Protection of Minors in the Church.
This morning, the pope addressed the entire assembly and reminded the bishops that “what the holy people of God are awaiting from us, is not simple, predictable condemnations, but concrete and effective measures to stop abuse”. 

Here are the stories that we bring you on today's episode of Perspectives Daily:

  1. The Holy Father has some stirring words for the bishops at the opening of the Summit on the Protection of Minors.
  2. Both Cardinal Tagle and Archbishop Charles Scicluna set the sage for the summit meetings with opening remarks in the synod hall.
  3. At the daily press briefings, summit moderator, Fr. Federico Lombardi, discusses the “21 Points” that the pope presented to participants as a road map for their discussions.
  4. Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet shares with us his personal hopes for this meeting.
  5. Here in Canada, Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, the Former Master of the Order of Preachers,  offers some thoughts about how we as a church, should deal with the abuse crisis.

In addition to those, here are some of the latest Catholic news stories from around the world making headlines today:

That's it for today. Be sure to check in with us again tomorrow for more of the latest Catholic news and stories that you need to know.
You can always catch past episodes of Perspectives Daily on our website listed here.