The Vatican released guidelines for bishops and other senior officials on dealing with clerical child sex abuse claims, clarifying rules on tackling a decades-old scandal plaguing the church.
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Speaking at his weekly blessing, delivered from the official papal library instead of St. Peter's Square because of the lockdown in Italy, Francis specifically mentioned the appeal Guterres made in a virtual news conference on Monday.
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The incident caused Pope Francis to be late to his weekly Angelus prayer.
The papal decree sets time limits for local investigations and the Vatican's response to them and allows for retroactive reporting. It also raises to 18 from 16 the age of adulthood in cases of sexual abuse.
The mandatory reporting provision marks the first time the Vatican has put into law requirements for Catholic officials to report allegations of sex crimes to police or face fines and possible jail time.
Landmark Vatican summit on fighting child sex abuse concludes with Pope Francis announcing measures to tackle paedophilia in Catholic Church. But advocates for victims say Francis merely repeated old promises.
On the second day of Francis' gathering of Catholic leaders, one Cardinal called for transparent new structures of reporting allegations against superiors, investigating them and establishing clear procedures to remove them from office.
The ongoing sex abuse scandal has again escalated in a crisis that has touched many countries across the globe, with recent cases affecting Chile, Germany and the US.
Victims demand absolute commitment from church and Pope Francis on zero tolerance for abusive clergy and those involved in the cover-up. The supreme pontiff has admitted some of his actions contributed to the problem.
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