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Conference of Catholic Bishops releases draft policies on abusive clergy

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops today released draft proposals for dealing with priests and other church personnel who sexually molest children.

The proposals will be put to a vote when bishops from around the country meet June 13-15 in Dallas.

Read the draft policies
Charter for the protection of children and young people
Policies for dealing with allegations of sexual abuse by clergy or other church personnel

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Additional resources are available on the website of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops at

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