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The Pennsylvania grand jury report shook the nation and the Vatican. So why didn't it change laws in the state?

Aug 14, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

PHILADELPHIA - A year ago, Pennsylvania's grand jury report on sexual abuse committed by Catholic clergy landed with 800 pages of devastating detail and a worldwide impact.

The report led to arrests of priests in Michigan, protests in Maryland, the ouster of a cardinal in Washington, sweeping new legislation in New York, and even new policies at the Vatican.

Yet what did not happen was the one thing that the grand jurors actually called for: legislative action in Pennsylvania.

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