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.

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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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