Category: Pope Francis

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Pope Creates Tribunal for Bishop Negligence in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

ROME — Pope Francis has approved the creation of a Vatican tribunal for judging bishops accused of covering up or failing to act in cases of child sexual abuse by priests, an unprecedented step long demanded by victims in the more than three decades that the Roman Catholic Church has publicly dealt with the abuse scandal.

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