Vatican to bishops: follow law, report sex abuse

Pope opens Holy Week, Sunday, amid one of the most serious crises facing the church in decades

April 12, 2010 3:28:29 PM PDT
The Vatican on Monday made clear for the first time that bishops and other church officials should report clerical sex abuse to police if required by law. But the policy failed to satisfy victims who charge that the church deliberately hid abuse for decades.

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