Kurt Martens, associate professor of canon law, commented on the establishment of a new Vatican body to deal with child sexual abuse cases. See below.

Pope Francis launches new panel to speed up abuse cases

From: Religion News Service (via The Washington Post) Date: Nov. 11, 2014 Author: Josephine Mckenna

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"This is a good sign Francis is giving: He is basically saying that the CDF remains competent, and gives them an extra instrument to promptly deal with a specific type of appeals against decisions, namely recourses against administrative decrees," said Kurt Martens, a canon law expert at Catholic University in Washington.

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