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Popes efforts to stop church child abuse appear to unravel
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of USA Today

USA Today, February 15, 2016
Posted: February 22nd, 2016

A member of a commission set up by Pope Francis to advise him on child abuse says the group is a token body exercising in smoke and mirrors that wont help children stay safe from abusive priests. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, which Francis set up with much fanfare in 2014, was supposed to issue guidelines for the Vatican on how to deal with child abuse. But the body was never consulted about the training for new bishops on exactly that topic. The problems come as Pope Francis pays a visit to Latin America, [where] the church is accused of reassigning and protecting many alleged predator priests. GlobalPost recently spent a year investigating the international movement of predator priests. We tracked down several priests who were accused of abuse in the United States or Europe, and later transferred to South America, where they continued to celebrate Mass in poor, remote parishes. Earlier this month, the Vatican released its training guidelines for new priests. Veteran Vatican reporter John L. Allen Jr., an associate editor of the Catholic website Crux, wrote about the guidelines in a column last week. The church official who outlined the rules argued that bishops have no duty to report allegations [of sexual abuse] to the police, Allen wrote in his column. Furthermore, the commission - which was set up to advise the church on these matters - wasnt involved in the creation of the guidelines.

Note: Watch an excellent segment by Australia's "60-Minutes" team titled "Spies, Lords and Predators" on a pedophile ring in the UK which leads directly to the highest levels of government. A second suppressed documentary, "Conspiracy of Silence," goes even deeper into this sad subject in the US. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing sexual abuse scandal news articles from reliable major media sources.

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