Many say it is a long overdue decision. On Wednesday, the Pope endorsed new procedures to judge bishops charged with violating the Vatican's policy on sexual abuse.

Now, complaints can be filed against bishops who respond inappropriately to cases of abuse. Next, one of three Vatican departments would investigate the complaint. The bishop would then be brought before the tribunal, run by the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, for judgment.

But will that put an end to the recurrent sex abuses within the Church?

Presenter: Mike Hanna


Michael Walsh - Papal historian and author of "The Conclave: A Sometimes Secret and Occasional Bloody History".

Barbara Blaine - founder and president of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

Jack Valero - founder of Catholic voices and press officer for Opus Dei UK


Source: Al Jazeera