“The Vatican responded Monday to allegations that it had concealed years of clerical sex abuse by making it clear for the first time that bishops and other high-ranking clerics should report such crimes to police if required by law.”
Uh, no. This is *not* the first time this has been said. In 1566, Pope St. Pius V, in one of his very first actions as Pope, called for sodomite priests to be laicized and handed over to secular authorities.
Also interesting is that this Yahoo article had apparently only been up for a few minutes but already had over 14000 “comments”, mostly of the generic kind by anti-Catholic bigots, divorcees, contraception users, homosexualis and atheists who didn’t actually read the article but just wanted to spew their Satanic venom.