Cardinal Luis Tagle, Monsignor Charles Scicluna, and Cardinal Ruben Gomez will speak on Friday on the topic of personal responsibility. Their presentations are titled, respectively, "Smell of the sheep: Knowing their pain and healing their wounds is at the heart of the shepherd's task," "Church as field hospital: Taking responsibility," and "The Church in a moment of crisis - Facing conflicts and tensions and acting decisively."
There will be time for questions and answers at the end of each presentation before the bishops break out into language groups for discussion. Each group will present a summary of their discussion to the entire assembly at the end of the day.
On day two of the summit, Cardinals Oswald Gracias and Blase Cupich will give presentations on accountability. Gracias will speak on "Collegiality: Sent together," while Cupich has titled his talk, "Synodality: Jointly responsible." Linda Ghisoni, a canon lawyer and the undersecretary for the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, will also give a presentation on "Communio: To work together."
Transparency, the topic of the third day, includes talks by two women, a religious sister and a journalist. Nigerian Sister Veronica Openibo will discuss "Openness," and Mexican journalist Valentine Alazraki will give a talk on "Communication to all people." German Cardinal Reinhard Marx will give a presentation on "Transparency in a community of believers."
Each day of the meeting with begin and end with prayer. Pope Francis, who will be present throughout the meeting, will lead the opening prayer, and victims of clerical abuse will share their stories during each of the evening prayer times.
On Saturday evening, there will be a penitential liturgy celebrated in the Sala Regia, or state hall, of the Vatican Apostolic Palace.