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Analysis: Action on pontifical secrecy widely praised, but US Catholics still waiting on McCarrick

Analysis: Action on pontifical secrecy widely praised, but US Catholics still waiting on McCarrick

In a pair of unexpected decrees issued Tuesday morning, Pope Francis removed the obligation of pontifical secrecy from clerical sexual abuse cases, and strengthened the Church’s canonical prohibition against clerical possession of child pornography. The moves are the latest in a series of efforts by the