Vatican Issues New Rules for Tackling Sex Abuse Cases
Posted on Jul 15, 2010
The Vatican is finally getting the message that it needs to get with the program in terms of addressing widespread reports of sex abuse by Catholic clergy members, with the Holy See releasing a new set of rules designed to speed up and step up the process. —KA
Priests who sexually abuse a mentally ill adult will now be treated in the same way as those who abuse minors.
The rules also extend the time in which the Church can take action against anyone who abused a minor from 10 to 20 years after a victim’s 18th birthday.
White House / Shealah Craighead
The pope and his posse.