Global News Blog Pope, UN crack down on church child abuse (+video)

Pope Francis has strengthened church laws against child abuse, while a UN committee investigates the Vatican's handling of abuse allegations.

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Vatican officials announced Thursday that Pope Francis has bolstered legislation against child abuse within the grounds of the small city-state. At the same time, a United Nations committee has demanded that the church reveal its procedures for dealing with child abuse allegations.