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Pope Francis, pictured earlier this week, unveiled a new mandatory-reporting edict on Friday. It requires any Vatican official who learns of an allegation of abuse within the city-state or by Vatican officials to report it to Vatican prosecutors. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Wednesday. Two cardinals with ties to the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandals are no longer on his advisory panel. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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In the weeks since a former professional soccer player told a British newspaper that as a child, he had been sexually abused for years by a youth coach, several other former players have gone public with similar allegations of abuse by coaches and scouts. And news reports say hundreds of people have reported abuse at U.K. youth soccer clubs to police. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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Milwaukee's Rancorous Catholic Church Abuse Case May Finally Be Settled

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