Pope Francis Criminalizes Sexual Abuse of Adults by Priests


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(Worthy News) – has changed law to explicitly criminalize the sexual abuse of adults by priests who abuse their authority and to say that laypeople who hold church office can be sanctioned for similar sex crimes.

The new provisions, released Tuesday after 14 years of study, were contained in the revised criminal law section of the ’s Code of Canon Law, the in-house legal system that covers the 1.3-billion strong . [ Source: AP (Read More…) ]

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