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Vatican officials 'not cooperating' with papal panel on sexual abuse, member charges

February 15, 2016

A member of the special papal commission on sexual abuse has expressed frustration that some Vatican officials are resisting the group's recommendations.

"The implementation is the problem," Marie Collins told the Irish Times. She recalled that the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors had designed norms for holding bishops responsible for negligence in handling abuse complaints; those norms were approved by Pope Francis last June. But they have not yet been put into effect, she observed. 

"I'm personally frustrated with the lack of cooperation from the Curia," Collins said.


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