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Pope Defensive On Sex Abuse As Commission Lags

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March 05, 2014 AT 9:53 AM
Pope Francis is coming under increasing criticism that he doesn't get it on sex abuse. Three months after the Vatican announced a commission of experts to study best practices on protecting children, no action has been taken, no members appointed, no statute outlining the commission's scope approved. Francis hasn't met with any victims, hasn't moved to oust a bishop convicted of failing to report a problem priest, and on Wednesday insisted that the church had been unfairly attacked on abuse, using the defensive rhetoric of the Vatican from a decade ago.