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Pope Francis Updates Norms on Crimes Judged by the Vatican’s Doctrinal Office

Jim McIntosh via WikimediaThe Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio, the seat of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

The major revisions to Book VI of the Code of Canon Law, which covers penal law in the Church, including sanctions related to clerical sexual abuse, go into effect on Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.