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Catholic Bishops Approve New Sex-Abuse Reporting Hotline

BALTIMORE — U.S. Catholic bishops voted Wednesday to create a new national sex-abuse hotline run by an independent entity, a decision that represents one of the church's most tangible steps yet in confronting its sex-abuse crisis. "I can't imagine a bishop ...
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Analysis: Pope’s Sex Abuse Summit: What It Did and Didn’t Do

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis' summit on preventing sexual abuse was never going to meet the expectations placed on it by victims groups, the media and ordinary Catholics outraged over a scandal that has harmed so many and compromised the church's moral authorit...