Pope creates tribunal to hear cases of bishops who fail to protect kids from pedophile priests

June 10, 2015 12:12 PM

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has created a new Vatican tribunal section to hear cases of bishops who fail to protect children from sexually abusive priests.

The move marks the biggest step yet the Vatican has taken to hold bishops accountable. No bishop has ever been forcibly removed for covering up for guilty clergy, although in April, Francis accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who had been convicted of failing to report a suspected child abuser...

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