FOX 7 Discussion: Papal rule change regarding sex abuse cases

The Vatican is lifting the cloak of secrecy from its proceedings into sex abuse cases.

Pope Francis announced he's abolishing the use of "pontifical secrecy" in sexual abuse cases, meaning Catholic law no longer allows church leaders to withhold information about abusive priests or their victims.

This makes it easier for law enforcement to bring cases against abusers.

Diocese of Austin priest Father James Misko joins Marcel Clarke to discuss how the papal rule change regarding sex abuse cases will impact local Catholic churches.