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    I can understand the desire for a call to action by some. This issue has been a black mark for a while now with no foreseeable end. There really should be a clear sign of effort and results at this point. We know it is an issue and can craft potential solutions to these problems and abuses of power. Saying they are horrible while facing nearly zero repercussions will never be acceptable especially as it continues to happen.

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    Something missing? How about a link to the actual letter. Duck Duck Go led me to this at CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/20/europe/pope-francis-abuse-full-letter/index.html , but a more direct or official link would be better. Oddly, I could find nothing at vatican.va .

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      That link is there now Carl – from press/vatican.va

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    The letter, a “bollettino” rather than other Papal messages, acknowledged that “We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them.”

    This sentence is a little confusing and needs expansion. What is the significance of the Pope using a “bollettino,” and what format does he generally use with messages like this? Maybe that information could be moved out of the lede and expanded upon later in the story.

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      Good point – a bollettino, or a bulletin, does not have the same force as other messages, but that indeed should be teased out for those many not familiar with the Vatican system.

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      Hi. Thanks for your latest edit. I have kept in the title “head”, since it is widely accepted the Pope is more than a figurehead.

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    I’m a little confused on the wording of the title. How can something be a breakthrough and ineffective? It seems to me like “breakthrough” implies that something was effective.

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      Hi Jet, as always you are free to find a better word and edit.

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