US Bishops "overwhelmingly" approve new round of audits
Associated Press is reporting that the US bishops "overcoming earlier protests from some church leaders, said Tuesday they had overwhelmingly approved a second round of audits to measure how well U.S. dioceses are implementing sex abuse prevention policies."
The decision was taken at the closed-door meeting the bishops are holding this week in Denver, Colorado.
The news agency reports: "The audit vote was 207-14, with one abstention, according to a news release from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops."
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