Pope lifts 'pontifical secret' for sex abuse cases

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Priests can no longer cite papal secrecy in abuse cases, the Vatican said Tuesday, the latest move by Pope Francis to combat silence surrounding pedophilia in the Roman Catholic church. The Church has been rocked by thousands of reports of sexual abuse around the world by priests, and accusations of cover-ups by senior clergy. Francis' latest instructions regarding Vatican law on sexual abuse... Details

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