At least 216,000 minors have been abused by priests or religious in the French Church since 1950.
The Pope has hardened the application of the sanctioning system contemplated in the ecclesiastical penal code in cases of pedophilia or concealment to break the laxity that only applied "exhortations or suggestions" and that was deduced from a "wrong interpretation of mercy."
Joe Biden: Pope Francis Congratulates President-Elect, Second Catholic to Reach the White House After JFK | 2020 US Elections
Pope Francis has had a telephone conversation with the president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, the second Catholic to arrive at the White House after John F. Kennedy, to give him his "congratulations and blessings," according to the team. transition of the future Democratic president.