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12:26 PM / Tuesday June 2, 2020

26 Dec 2019

Pope abolishes rules that kept church sex abuse cases secret

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December 26, 2019 Category: Oasis Posted by:

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Pope Francis has issued an order that has lifted the highest level of secrecy covering child sex abuse cases involving the clergy, a move demanded by campaigners as part of sweeping changes to the way the Catholic Church deals with such allegations.

Critics said the claim of “pontifical secrecy” was used by accused Church officials to avoid cooperating with authorities. 

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