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The new Vatican abuse guidelines and “vulnerability”

Pope Francis’ recently promulgated policy on sexual abuse allegations made against bishops, Vos estis lux mundi, offers a new and much expanded interpretation of what constitutes a canonical sexual crime by a cleric. But that interpretation has raised real questions about how the law is to be applied, at the Vatican and in diocesan chanceries. [1]