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Bishops Approve New Sex Abuse Policy

America's Catholic Bishops overwhelmingly approve new rules for handling cases involving the sexual abuse of minors. The policy was crafted at the Vatican, and is expected to receive quick approval from the pope. NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty reports.

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Barbara Bradley Hagerty
Barbara Bradley Hagerty is the religion correspondent for NPR, reporting on the intersection of faith and politics, law, science and culture. Her New York Times best-selling book, "Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality," was published by Riverhead/Penguin Group in May 2009. Among others, Barb has received the American Women in Radio and Television Award, the Headliners Award and the Religion Newswriters Association Award for radio reporting.

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