Pope changes Church law to make reporting sex abuse obligatory

Pope changes Church law to make reporting sex abuse obligatory

Pope Francis introduced sweeping changes in Catholic Church law on Thursday holding bishops accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up. The papal decree, which covers abuse of both children and adults, also obliges every Catholic diocese in the world to set up simple and accessible reporting systems. It also sets time limits for local investigations.

Silhouette 1 year

Great, maybe next the mafia will make a rule that all rats and members in their organisation have to report their activities to the Don. Pointless.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

Sex abuse is a crime and should be reported to the police. More cover ups by pointy hats in the future. And why is this just coming out now? I call BS by the leader of the world's biggest and oldest pedophile ring.

Phil Scott
Phil Scott 1 year

Lol, of course they will now all rat on their brethren, when it's always been part of religion to ignore it.

Jackie 1 year

How is this not a thing to begin with ?

Thegodhand 1 year

Well it seems even a broken clock can be right twice a day.

CommanderVaasDC 1 year

perfect start the investigation with the Pope.

Aaron W
Aaron W 1 year

Bout, 2000 years too late, but I hope it helps to fixes the catholic church.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 1 year

Good Call that cannot be tolerated.

david dindu
david dindu 1 year

if he really wants to be progressive he'd tear down those walls

Danny Mcgrath
Danny Mcgrath 1 year

These scumbag rapists have been covering for eachother's depravity for centuries and they will continue to do so.

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 1 year

How is this even a thing? Failing to report any crime makes you complicit whether you work for the church or police or whatever...

Starr 1 year

Let's hope this puts an end to all of this. But we all know it won't.

Dylan Jett
Dylan Jett 1 year

anti christ penis hat wearing pedo protector.

Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious 1 year

Congress should follow suit

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 1 year

I don't know about any other country but reporting of suspected abuse I. Australia is standard, In a place of authority. the Vatican needs to act more like Jesus Christ and less Catholic.

Notsurewewillsee 1 year

I guess just like believe all women, the Catholic Church has believe all accusers.

Plumer 1 year

Reporting of child abuse is mandatory in many nations and the church is subject to the laws of those nations anyway

Tom Moon
Tom Moon 1 year

Homosexuality is a major problem for the Vatican, this is covered up by only speaking of the horrific sin of child abuse. The homomafia run the show. Logos rising.

Mitchell 1 year

God, I can already see people abusing this like the #metoo movement.

Jackie 1 year

They did this by taking the old law, a red pen, and writing the word "reporting" before the word "sex"

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