An unprecedented meeting of the presidents of Episcopal Conferences worldwide and major religious superiors is taking place at the Vatican from 21 – 24 February to address the protection of minors in the Church.

There is a special website covering the meeting: www.pbc2019.org On social media the hashtag is #PBC2019 .

The main presentations, the penitential service, the Mass and the Pope’s closing address will be live-streamed.

Pope Francis (@pontifex) tweeted on Monday 18 February:

“I invite you to pray during these days for the Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church, an event that I want to be a powerful gesture of pastoral responsibility in the face of an urgent challenge of our time.”