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Pope Francis bolsters anti-child abuse legislation in Vatican

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, July 11, 2013 10:54 EDT
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Pope Francis leads a mass during a visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa, on July 8, 2013. (AFP)
 
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Pope Francis on Thursday bolstered criminal legislation against child abuse in the Vatican in an overhaul of laws that apply to the clergymen and lay people who work in the tiny city state.

The Vatican said in a statement that the pope’s decree included “a broader definition of the category of crimes against minors” including child prostitution, sexual acts with children and child pornography.

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