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  • "If the pope is serious about turning the page on this scandal, he should immediately dismiss any bishop who oversaw a diocese in which a priest who abused children was shielded from the civil authorities," said Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice. "There can be no place in our church for bishops or priests who put children at risk. From now on, there must be zero tolerance for bishops who shield child abusers."

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  • "We hope he takes steps to ensure that his more open view of how the church should deal with people trickles down to his brother bishops around the world," and also at the United Nations, where "the Vatican continues to take extreme positions against contraception, abortion and sexual and reproductive rights," Mr. O'Brien said.

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