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Pope says church was late fighting abuse, promises ‘zero tolerance’ Pope says church was late fighting abuse, promises ‘zero tolerance’

Pope says church was late fighting abuse, promises ‘zero tolerance’

Friday 22 September 2017

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service
 
Pope Francis has endorsed an approach of ‘zero tolerance’ toward all members of the church guilty of sexually abusing minors or vulnerable adults.
 
Having listened to abuse survivors and having made what he described as a mistake in approving a more lenient set of sanctions against an Italian priest abuser, the pope said he has decided whoever has been proven guilty of abuse has no right to an appeal, and he will never grant a papal pardon.
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