Punish bishops who are negligent on abuse, says top Vatican prosecutor
Catholic World News - 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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