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Pope: Bishops Found 'Negligent' About Sex Abuse Can Be Dismissed

Pope Francis has decreed that Roman Catholic bishops who are found to be "negligent" when dealing with priests accused of abusing children can be removed from office. A new Vatican law the pope issued Saturday appeared to be a response to a long-standing demand by Catholic activists in the United States who have denounced what they saw as the church's failure to take action against pedophile priests. The papal decree made clear that even bishops who are not personally...

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