- The Washington Times - Saturday, June 4, 2016

Pope Francis has just put into place a new set of procedures  “to sack bishops who mishandle child sexual abuse cases,” BBC News reported Saturday morning.

“The decree comes in response to long-running demands by abuse victims and their supporters to hold bishops accountable if they fail to protect their flocks from paedophiles,” the British news service said.

Announcing the development, the 79-year-old pontiff said the Church “loves all its sons, but cares for and protects with special attention those who are weakest and defenseless.”

 

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