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Old 12-30-2013, 12:01 PM
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Thanks for the link! I see he's just made it a crime to sexually abuse a minor, or hire a child prostitute, in Vatican City. (It wasn't before?)

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The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) was unimpressed, saying his initiative might burnish the Vatican's image but "in the real world this changes virtually nothing (as it affects only) the 0.2 square miles of Vatican property."

SNAP urged the Church hierarchy to focus on having its personnel abide by long-established secular laws on sexual abuse and rooting out bishops who failed to protect children.
So, no plans to punish bishops involved in the cover-ups.
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