Beliefnet
May 17, 2002

WESTON, Massachusetts (AP) - A commission set up by Cardinal Bernard Law in the wake of the child-molestation scandal urged the archdiocese Friday to remove members of the clergy after just one sexual misconduct offense.

The ``zero tolerance'' recommendation was one of several made by the Cardinal's Commission for the Protection of Children.

The task force is made up of educators, doctors, business leaders and children's advocates.

It was asked to examine the archdiocese's policies on handling abuse and to advise on such matters as the psychological screening of candidates for the priesthood.

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