Pope’s stance

Manchester Evening News - - WORLD -

POPE Fran­cis has abol­ished the “pon­tif­i­cal se­cret” code of con­fi­den­tial­ity used in clergy sex­ual abuse cases, af­ter mount­ing crit­i­cism it has been used to pro­tect pae­dophiles, si­lence vic­tims and stop au­thor­i­ties in­ves­ti­gat­ing crimes.

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