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Vatican makes clear bishops must report sex abuse

5 years ago Monday, April 12, 2010 7:27:56 AM CDT April 12, 2010 Monday, April 12 2010 Apr 12, 2010 in News
Source: Associated Press

The Vatican has for the first time made it clear that bishops and other high-ranking clergy should report clerical sex abuse to police.

The Vatican has insisted that this has long been the Catholic Church's policy.

But in a new guide for lay readers posted Monday on its Web site, it made public for the first time an explicit policy of reporting abuse to law-enforcement.

The guidelines read: "Civil law concerning reporting of crimes to the appropriate authorities should always be followed."

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