Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The New York Times reports that the Vatican announced preparation of new guidelines to help bishops respond to sexual abuse by protecting children, cooperating with civil authorities and properly selecting future priests. Says the story,
The Vatican did not reveal details of the guidelines or when they would be published, but they appear to be one of the most decisive remedial measures it has taken to tackle a sexual abuse crisis that roared back last spring, challenging its moral authority and underscoring widespread confusion about its own rules for handling abuse.
For the full article, see Rachel Donadio, Vatican Preparing New Guidelines to Deal with Sexual Abuse.