Montreal Catholic Church moving towards forbidding priests from being alone with children

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June 23, 20163:55 pm

Updated: June 24, 20164:14 pm

Montreal Catholic Church moving towards forbidding priests from being alone with children

Archbishop of Montreal, Christian Lepine commenting on the the election of the Catholic church’s new Pope Francis. Montreal, March 14, 2013.

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The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Montreal, Christian Lépine, has ordered that beginning sometime this year, priests and other pastoral workers in Montreal parishes will no longer be permitted to spend time alone with children.

The decree comes in the wake of continued allegations of sexual and psychological abuse…

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