When I was younger, sexual abuse of children was cause for immediate excommunication with no rebaptism without first presidency review and a long process.

Over and over again I keep seeing reports of abusers who aren’t excommunicated and are allowed access to church meetings unsupervised.

I’m curious if anyone know when the policy changed and why?

Court hearing from the WordPress photo library.

When did bishops get the discretion to keep sexual abusers of children in full faith and fellowship?

If they don’t have that authority what is the process for releasing them for violating their duties and authority?

I’d appreciate feedback from anyone who knows.

Thank you.



For the current official policy.

Just needs a place to report non-compliant local leaders