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    Vatican Tackles Sex Abuse During Summit

    At the start of a historic four-day meeting convened by Pope Francis, nearly 200 global Catholic Church leaders gathered yesterday to hear prerecorded testimony from victims of sexual abuse by clergymen. The pontiff called for “concrete and effective measures,” while the Vatican’s top sex abuse investigator said the church needs to adopt “a culture of disclosure.”

    What’s the plan of action? Francis outlined 21 “reflection points” — including rules for reporting abuse to police and psychological evaluations for incoming priests — but some observers say complex Vatican policy is part of the problem.

    Don’t miss OZY’s Special Briefing on the Catholic nun abuse scandal.

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