Pope Lifts Secrecy Rules For Sex Abuse Cases

Joel Dorsey

On December 17, 2019 Pope Francis of the Cathlic Church abolished Vatican secrecy rules for cases of sexual abuse, effectively allowing the Catholic church to share documents and information with civil authorities, and allow victims to be updated of the status of their cases. This forces the cathlic churches around the world to share information about sexual assault cases within the church with attourites. Sexual assault within the churches has been a underling problem since the 1950s. But with the Pope’s actions this should allow this problem to end.