Podcast: The Vatican released its handbook for handling sexual abuse. Here’s what you need to know.

Today the Vatican released its long-awaited handbook, or "vademecum," on how bishops and superiors of religious orders should handle allegations of sexual abuse against minors by clergy.


This is the first time that all of the Vatican's guidelines for handling abuse, from reporting to investigating, and taking juridical action have been put together in one step-by-step format. In this special episode of Inside the Vatican, I unpack what's new in the handbook and why it took a year and a half for the Vatican to develop this document.

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Vatican publishes handbook for bishops and religious superiors to guide response to abuse allegations

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