/In major rewrite of church law, Pope Francis aims for clearer penalties for sex abuse offenders – The Washington Post

In major rewrite of church law, Pope Francis aims for clearer penalties for sex abuse offenders – The Washington Post


The revisions in canon law released Tuesday go far beyond the abuse issue, although some of the foundational parts remain unchanged. Like the previous version, this one says that excommunication should be used only for the gravest offenses. One instance, then and now, that can lead to excommunication: procuring an abortion. Heretics and schismatics get the same punishment.

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