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Pope decrees bishops must be directly accountable for sex abuse or cover-ups

9 May 2019, 4:24 PM

Pope Francis issued a landmark decree on Thursday; making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, requiring clerics to report any cases to Church superiors and allowing anyone to complain directly to the Vatican if needed.

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World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

17 February 2019, 4:24 PM

Pope Francis will gather bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly-awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church.

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