Pope Francis Issues Global Standards for Reporting & Investigating Clergy Abuse

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Earlier this week, Pope Francis released the motu proprio, Vos estis lux mundi ("You are the light of the world"), a worldwide order to the Church from the Pope in response to the evil of sexual abuse. The new law comes after a meeting in Rome that brought together all episcopal conference presidents from across the globe to discuss the Church sex abuse crisis. The motu proprio will come into effect on June 1. This article from Crux breaks down what this new law mandates. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) also issued a statement on the mandate.

May 10, 2019 - 2:30pm
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