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Pope to seminarians: report abuse immediately

Pope Francis told a group of Italian seminarians to report immediately to their bishop if they ever see or suspect any kind abuse, sexual or otherwise, on the part of a priest. “On this point, speak clearly,” the Pope told the students from Lombardy last weekend. “If you see something like [abuse], [go] immediately to the bishop, to help that abusive brother — immediately to the bishop.” [1]