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DignityUSA Applauds Lifting of Pontifical Secrecy in Sex Abuse Cases


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December 17, 2019. Nearly 19 years after The Boston Globe’s explosive reporting on the extent of clergy sexual abuse and episcopal cover up sparked similar investigations around the world, Pope Francis has ordered an end to “pontifical secrecy.” These measures prevented reporting most abuse allegations to police or other civil authorities, and often imposed silence on victims receiving settlements from Catholic dioceses.


Source: DignityUSA

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