Updated: Canon lawyers explain how Vatican abuse trials function

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The dome of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican is framed by trees June 14. Abuse accusations against U.S. Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick will be "examined in a regular canonical trial," the Vatican press office announced July 28. Until then the former cardinal has been ordered to pray and do penance. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See CANONICAL-PROCESS-ABUSE Aug. 10, 2018.