Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Latest on Sex Abuse by Catholic Priests and Bishops

Pope Francis

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Pope Francis has set up a Vatican commission for hearing appeals of Catholic priests and bishops accused of what Church considers delicta graviora (serious sins against the Sacraments), like sexual abuse of minors, wrongful use of the sacrament of penance, and ordination of women, reports the National Catholic Reporter online. 

The seven-member commission within the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to hear clerical appeals of cases involving delicta graviora. Bishops accused in cases involving delicta graviora are to have their appeal heard by the full Vatican Congregation and not only the new commission. 

To know more on different aspects of the issues and cases of sexual abuse by priests and bishops and relevant Church actions on them, you may visit the following:

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