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The Film Spotlight. A spokesman for the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales said:

“The film Spotlight shows how victims of abuse were failed in Boston, USA. The Church deeply regrets all instances of sexual abuse and accepts that grave mistakes were made in the past. Victims must come first.
“In this country, following two independent inquiries, there is no place to hide for those who commit these horrific crimes. All allegations of abuse reported to the Church in England and Wales are immediately passed on to the police and the statutory services of the local authority. The Church in this country works closely and cooperatively with the statutory authorities as these allegations are investigated. Following this investigation, which follows UK law, the Church in England and Wales conducts its own internal investigation, following Canon law.”

For more information see our article Safeguarding and the Catholic Church in England and Wales

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