Posts Tagged ‘Mandatory reporting’

New Vatican law on abuse cover-up has hit-and-miss week Comments 0

Monday, September 16th, 2019
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When the Vatican announced new procedures to hold bishops accountable in May, the main question was: Will it work? The legislation – called Vos Estis Lux Mundi – enacted what is known as the Metropolitan Model, in which archbishops would play a prominent role in policing those bishops in their ecclesiastical province. This week, the Read more

Mandatory reporting of clerical sexual abuse Comments 0

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Pope Francis has released a new law making it mandatory for all clerics and members of religious orders to report cases of clerical sexual abuse to Church authorities. It also includes actions or omissions of bishops and religious superiors that in any way interfere with or fail to investigate abuse. “The crimes of sexual abuse Read more

Pope signs child sex abuse law for Vatican and its embassies Comments 0

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Pope Francis has made it compulsory in law within the Vatican and in Vatican diplomatic missions worldwide to report child sex abuse. Francis, who is both the Vatican head of state and the head of the Church new law, wants the new law to be a model for the church globally. The legal changes reflect Read more