Vatican summit on abuse crisis


Sir, – Pope Francis has summoned bishops from all over the world for a summit to deal with the Catholic Church’s ongoing child sex abuse crisis (Word News, September 12th).

The meeting is due to take place in February 2019.

What part of the word “crisis” do these learned men not understand? – Yours, etc,


Moate, Co Westmeath.

Sir, – If Pope Francis was going to change anything he would have changed it by now. Instead he’s just given some elderly men another opportunity to dress up in their camp outfits and visit the Vatican, a Disneyland for ecclesiastical functionaries. – Yours, etc,


Dublin 8.