Catholic church cautioned from policing themselves on sexual abuse allegations

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The Catholic Church has suffered criticism here in Kenya after it was revealed that they refused to hold a requiem Mass for activist Caroline Mwatha.

This led to online bashing where many have claimed they are being hypocritical due to the high number sexual assault cases allegations facing them.

Outside Kenya,as the Vatican began a historic summit on combating clergy sexual abuse, prosecutors in the United States slammed the Catholic Church, saying it should not be trusted to police itself.

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In Michigan on Thursday, State Attorney General Dana Nessel held a press conference to update the public on her investigation of the state’s seven Catholic dioceses.

In October, Michigan police seized hundreds of thousands of pages from church offices.

Nessel’s office said it is investigating 300 tips and has asked the dioceses to suspend their own internal review processes until the investigation is over.

Nessel urged sexual abuse victims to report their abuse to the police, not the church.

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