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Catholic authorities now must provide the supervision of known and convicted members no longer incarcerated by the state
Controversy has raged over the pope's "mercy" on two pedophile priests in Europe whom the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith wanted laicized after their convictions. It added to the trouble the church has everywhere in being taken seriously about child protection.
The pope said rather than suppressing their priesthood (as is common, almost mandatory, for convicted clerical pedophiles), they were to lead lives of isolation, prayer and penance.
Then one of them reportedly reoffended.
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