Vatican to convene unprecedented summit on priest sex abuse

Speaking to the faithful in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, Pope Francis called the upcoming meeting a "powerful gesture of pastoral responsibility in the face of an urgent challenge."
0:27 | 02/21/19

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Vatican to convene unprecedented summit on priest sex abuse
History is being made at the Vatican this morning worth summit on preventing child sexual abuse in the church is -- underway Pope France is a nearly 200 bishops from around the world. Are gathering to discuss how to keep children safe. And properly handle complaints of abuse. Many survivors also travel to Rome calling for zero tolerance for abusive priest. The forty summit will focus on responsibility accountability and transparency critics question whether it will lead. To any concrete changes.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"0:27","description":"Speaking to the faithful in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, Pope Francis called the upcoming meeting a \"powerful gesture of pastoral responsibility in the face of an urgent challenge.\"","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/International","id":"61207850","title":"Vatican to convene unprecedented summit on priest sex abuse","url":"/International/video/vatican-convene-unprecedented-summit-priest-sex-abuse-61207850"}