Catholic archdiocese reaffirms policy on reporting child abuse

News reports claiming that new Vatican guidelines exclude bishops from being liable for reporting clerical child abuse cases to the police are being refuted by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and by some local churches.
According to recent media reports, French Monsignor Tony Anatrella told newly appointed bishops they are not required to report abuse to law officials. The duty, he said, is the responsibility of the victims and their families. Anatrella’s comments were reported in Catholic...

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