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Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell of Australia has been charged by police in the state of Victoria with sexual assault. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Marie Collins attends a press conference at the Vatican in May 2014. The prominent survivor of abuse by a priest has resigned her position on Pope Francis' commission to combat clerical sex abuse, citing her frustration with resistance from within the Vatican. Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives for sentencing on April 27, 2016, in Chicago. Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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In Aftermath Of Hastert Case, States Push To Change Reporting Of Child Sex Abuse

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Marie Collins, who was assaulted as a 13-year-old by a priest in her native Ireland, will be a member of a commission that advises the Roman Catholic Church about confronting and preventing such abuse. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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