According to the Archbishop, these children are termed "children of the ordained", Doyle told The New York Times.
The confirmation comes after Vincent Doyle, a psychotherapist in Ireland, told the daily that he was 28 when he learned from his mother that the Roman Catholic priest he had always known as his godfather was in truth his biological father.
Following the discovery, Doyle made a decision to create a global support group which would pull together people whose fathers are priests.
The Irish Catholic Church published the guidelines two years ago as an internal document, which outlined steps affected priests should take.
The fact that guidelines to protect the children actually exists was proof enough for Doyle that there are hundreds, even thousands of people worldwide in similar circumstances.
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Gisotti told the newspaper that the 2017 text gathered together a decade's worth of procedures and that its "fundamental principle" was the "protection of the child".
Some priests break their vow of celibacy through consensual sexual relationships, while others reportedly break their vow through sexual assault and rape.
He explained that, under the rules, any priest fathering a child is asked to leave the priesthood and "assume his responsibilities as a parent by devoting himself exclusively to the child". Another Vatican official, Monsignor Andrea Ripa, said the request was a mere formality.
Scicluna is one of four key organizers of Pope Francis' clergy sex abuse summit, which opens Thursday but is not expected to address the issue of priests' children.
"It is undeniable that some in the past, out of irresponsibility, disbelief, lack of training, inexperience, or spiritual and human short-sightedness, treated many cases without the seriousness and promptness that was due", he added."That must never happen again".