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9:56 AM / Wednesday December 8, 2021

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.

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

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