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The Pope's new church laws on sex abuse cases

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Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking law on Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to the church authorities.

The new church law provides whistle-blower protections for anyone making a report and requires all dioceses around the world to have a system in place to receive the claims confidentially. And it outlines procedures for conducting preliminary investigations when the accused is a bishop, cardinal or religious superior.

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Printable version | Jan 18, 2020 11:07:20 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/whats-pope-francis-new-church-laws-all-about/article27093563.ece

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