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Vatican says clerical sex abuse should be reported

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican is now calling on bishops and other high-ranking clergy to report all clerical sex abuse to police officials.

The Vatican added the guideline on their web site for the first time Monday, but Vatican officials say its always been a Catholic Church policy.

The guidelines read: "Civil law concerning reporting of crimes to the appropriate authorities should always be followed."

 

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