"He listened very deeply from the heart", said a statement released after the meeting September 13.
The summit was announced a day before Francis will meet American church leaders hit by fresh accusations over the cover-up of sex abuse by priests.
The church did not provide additional information about the allegations Bransfield faces.
The Vatican said Tuesday the meeting would be headed by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and also include Francis' top sex abuse adviser, Cardinal Sean O'Malley.
The pope initially said he would not say a "single word" on the accusations and refused to even answer a question about when he first knew of McCarrick's behavior.
Pope Francis has called a meeting for mid February with bishops from around the world to discuss preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children - evidence he realizes the scandal is global and inaction threatens to undermine his legacy.
Also attending the meeting were Archbishop Jose Gomez, vice president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Monsignor Brian Bransfield, the conference's general secretary.
Last month, an explosive grand jury report covering a similar time period in Pennsylvania revealed that 300 "predator priests" had abused more than 1,000 victims with the help of a systematic cover-up by church leaders. The pontiff subsequently sanctioned guilty priests that had covered up the priest's abuse.
The Vatican said that a West Virginian bishop, Michael Bransfield, who resigned yesterday, was being investigated for molesting adults.
The Vatican said Francis accepted his resignation yesterday, announcing the decision at the exact moment the USA delegation was arriving at the Apostolic Palace for the meeting. "This drama of abuse, especially when it is widespread and gives great scandal - think of Chile, here in Ireland or in the United States - has behind it a Church that is elitist and clericalist, an inability to be near to the people of God".
In Germany, a church study published in a magazine on Wednesday showed 1,670 clerics and priests had sexually abused 3,677 minors, mostly males, in the country between 1946 and 2014.
Young, working against the seven-time Pro Bowl selection in the slot, could not keep up, too far behind to lay even a finger. After a three-and-out against the Mosley-led defense, he found the Mosley-less defense to be as different as night and day.
Le capitaine de l'équipe de France a plaidé coupable lors de l'audience et avait tenu à s'excuser après l'incident. En Angleterre, le taux d'alcoolémie légal au volant est de 0,8 g par litre de sang, contre 0,5 g en France.
Coast Guard helicopter, 10 vessels, whale watch crews and other resources on both sides of the border were involved in the search. The whales are in such bad shape that experts prepared last-ditch efforts to save the emaciated 4-year-old known as J50.
More than 10 million people are under storm warnings in the Carolinas and Virginia according to the National Weather Service . The first tropical-storm-strength winds are now expected to hit on Thursday at 2 p.m. and last throughout the weekend.
Quelque 2.800 membres de la Garde nationale ont été réquisitionnés en Caroline du Nord . "Ça va être méchant". Environ 1,7 million de personnes ont donc été sommées de se mettre à l'abri, loin du littoral.
Cooper said 108 shelters are open across the state, with more than 7,000 people already staying at them, as of Thursday afternoon. Despite pleas from officials, some residents ignored calls to evacuate.
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Ainsi, avertit-il dans son communiqué, "je ne pourrai répondre à aucune question concernant les faits dont la justice est saisie". L'appel a été passé ce mardi, à la vieille de la reprise de la commission d'enquête chargée de l'affaire Benalla , révèleL'Obs .
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From there they made it pretty easy". "I'm not even thinking about retiring", she said Wednesday. Stewart dropped 17 points in the first half, too, going a ideal 4-of-4 from behind the arc.