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Ireland: Pope accused of ‘backward step’ on child protection
Independent – February 19, 2018
Clerical abuse survivor Marie Collins has hit out at the Vatican’s omission of a “survivor advocate” from its new child protection commission, describing it as “a backward step”. On Saturday, Pope Francis announced he was renewing the mandate of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors after it lapsed in December, having completed its three-year term. The decision to let the commission lapse was strongly criticised by victims of clerical abuse.