Clergy

ope Francis is bade farewell by senior Catholic clergy as he prepares to board his plane before leaving Japan on the final day of his four day visit, on November 26, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.
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CBS News
December 17, 2019 - 8:35 am
Vatican City — Pope Francis has abolished the "pontifical secret" used in clergy sexual abuse cases, after mounting criticism that the high degree of confidentiality has been used to protect pedophiles, silence victims and keep law enforcement from investigating crimes. In a new document, Francis...
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AP
May 09, 2019 - 8:41 am
Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking new church law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities, in a new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable for failing to protect their flocks...
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AP
February 21, 2019 - 10:12 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit Thursday by offering senior Catholic leaders 21 proposals to punish predators and keep children safe, warning that the faithful are demanding concrete action and not just words. The tone for the high stakes, four-day summit...
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