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Punish bishops who are negligent on abuse, says top Vatican prosecutor

May 23, 2014

The Vatican’s new top prosecutor for sex-abuse cases believes that bishops who shelter abusive priests should be disciplined.

Father Robert Oliver, the “promoter of justice” at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said that a bishop whose negligence puts children at risk should be punished. “It is a crime,” he observed.

Father Oliver said that the Vatican needs to devise procedures for disciplinary action against bishops.

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  • Posted by: normnuke - May. 25, 2014 7:40 PM ET USA

    If Father Oliver needs a list of American bishops who would fit into this category I'm willing to share.