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Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor known for using Twitter and media appearances to point out powerful prelates not reporting abuse cases, will join 15 of the other previous members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
Catholics in the U.S. and beyond hope the Vatican report on former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick will provide answers as to how he ascended church ranks unchecked, while abusing minors and seminarians.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors met online and, for those who could, in Rome for their plenary assembly Sept. 16-18.
A six-person committee charged with reviewing church governance and management is expected to present Australia's bishops with a plan to overhaul the management of the church in the country.