Rosemary Ganley The Peterborough Examiner February 13, 2019
The Pope announced that the Roman Catholic Church had faced a persistent problem of sexual abuse of nuns by priests and even bishops, the first time he has publicly acknowledged the issue. VATICAN MEDIA
"This is the most serious crisis in the Catholic Church since the Reformation in 1517," said historian Massimo Faggioli recently about Pope Francis's call for a big meeting of the world's RC bishops in Rome, February 21-24. "The crisis is global, but it has a North American strain, inseparable from issues of sexuality, homosexuality and gender."
I would say it is really a double crisis: one of sex and one of governance.
After a long delay, with increasingly damaging reports from all over the world about sexual abuse of minors, of seminarians by bishops, and just last week the rape of nuns in India by a bishop, the leader of the Church, Pope Francis, has summoned the leader of each country's conference of bishops (our Canadian man is Rev. Lionel Gendron) to Rome for a three-day meeting, ostensibly to discuss the "protection of children."