Vatican City, Feb 28, 2020 / 06:36 am
The Vatican has created a task force to help under-resourced bishops' conferences enact guidelines on the protection of minors and the pope's 2019 norms on abuse allegations against bishops.
The task force was one of the promised follow-ups to last year's Vatican summit on child protection and sexual abuse in the Church.
According to a press release Feb. 28, the working group will assist bishops' conferences and religious institutes and societies of apostolic life with implementing and updating child protection guidelines and putting in place the requirements of Pope Francis' 2019 motu proprio Vos estis lux mundi.
Vos estis lux mundi, promulgated last May, enacted policy on the Church's response to sexual abuse allegations made against bishops.