There will be no vote in the plenary assembly of the American bishops gathered in Baltimore on two key proposals to respond to the crisis of abuse, against what was planned, announced its president, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo.
The news, which has surprised the media attending the initial press conference, is due to instructions 'in extremis' arrived from the Vatican to delay the study of a new code of conduct for bishops and the creation of an organism dominated by the laity to investigate bishops accused of cover-up.
According to DiNardo, the Holy See wants these measures to wait for the conclusion of the special meeting on this same crisis that will take place in Rome with The Pope next February, and that it will study the matter from a global perspective. The decision, says DiNardo, was taken in Rome, so it has been impossible to communicate it to the press earlier. InfoVaticana