Boston, Mass., Sep 11, 2018 / 15:00 pm
The Archdiocese of Boston has announced changes to the way it will process and respond to letters addressed to Cardinal Séan O'Malley on matters related to sexual abuse.
A statement dated Sept. 9 and published on the archdiocesan website confirmed that, in the future, Cardinal O'Malley himself would handle all correspondence either related to his work as President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors or on the subject of abuse generally.
"Recently, the Cardinal has revised the protocol for receipt of Commission related matters," the statement said.
"He will now personally review all letters that come to his office related to the Commission or are abuse related, even if they address matters outside his authority. He has made a commitment to refer those requiring attention to the Nuncio to the United States and/or the Vatican."