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Francisco promotes research for abuse by priests

So the Pope Francisco solved through the appointment of the first members who will advise on this complicated issue

The pope Francisco announced the names of a committee that will advise on the policy on sexual abuse by priests. The list includes secular and religious experts will begin to delineate the scope of the committee.

The eight members were announced after victim groups criticized Francisco by a perceived lack of attention to the scandal of abuse by religious, which has seriously damaged the reputation of the Catholic Church and has cost the diocese billions of dollars in legal fees.

The Vatican announced in December that Francisco decided to create the commission to advise the church on the best policies to protect children, train staff and eliminate clerical abusers.

It is not known whether the commission will have interference with the question of disciplining the bishops who covered up for abusers.

traslation: Belén Zapata