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Vatican Establishes New Rule for Sexual Abuse Complaints and Coverups Involving Bishops

posted on May 9, 2019

The Washington Post‘s Chico Harlan reports, “Pledging that clerical sexual abuse should ‘never happen again,’ Pope Francis on Thursday issued a sweeping new law aimed at holding leadership more accountable while overhauling how the Roman Catholic Church deals with accusations of abuse and coverup.” Harlan writes that the rules will go into effect on June 1, when “priests and nuns will be required for the first time to report abuse accusations to church authorities.” There will also be new processes set up to investigate bishops.

Read at The Washington Post