Catholic Church Tells Bishops They Don’t Have To Report Pedophilia
Vatican: Catholic bishops may forgive pedophile priests. There is "no need" for police.
A new policy guideline for Catholic bishops released this month states that it is “not necessarily” the duty of bishops to report accusations of clerical child abuse to the police.
Making it clear that the church considers it acceptable for bishops to turn a blind eye to pedophilia among their ranks, the policy guideline states that only the child victims or their families should make the decision to report abuse to police.
Decades of depravity and scandals involving Catholic dioceses covering up allegations of sexual abuse of minors by clergy clearly hasn’t made much of an impression on Pope Francis and the Vatican.