Pope Francis Criminalizes Sexual Abuse By Priests In Catholic Law

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    Pope Francis is addressing the Catholic Church’s decadeslong sexual abuse scandals by changing Catholic law to explicably criminalize sexual abuse of adults by priests and making clearer penalties in cases of abuse against minors. The changes come after a 14-year study and are the biggest overhaul to Catholic law for nearly 40 years. 

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