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Pope Francis issues landmark decree making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse and cover ups

Pope Francis issues landmark decree making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse and cover ups 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. Tackling sexual abuses that have battered the Catholic Church’s reputation has been a major challenge for Francis since his 2013 election, with victims demanding a crackdown…

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