Members of the pope's commission for child protection have been speaking with bishops and major Vatican offices to develop and educate the church about best practices.
A federal judge punished SNAP last week for withholding documents it believed were covered by state abuse victim protection laws.
Vatican City: The bishop welcomed clerics and seminarians with questionable reputations, some expelled from other diocese for misconduct
"A failure, however, isn't the same as a crime. That is a legal question, not a moral question," said Archbishop Bernard Hebda, head of the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese.
Msgr. William Lynn, the first U.S. church official convicted for his handling of clergy sexual abuse allegations, was released from prison on $250,000 bail Tuesday.
Aboard the Papal Plane: Francis said he would address the sexual abuse allegations against the high-ranking Vatican official after the Australian justice investigation concludes.
Pell, an Australian who is third in the Vatican hierarchy, has strenuously rejected the latest claims that he sexually abused children many years ago as a priest.
Fr. Victor Franz Jagerstatter, administrator of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Mountain Home, Idaho, has been charged with raping a Mountain Home Air Force airman July 9.
The decision opened the door for Msgr. William Lynn to exit state prison as he awaits a new trial for his role in the supervision of a sexually abusive priest.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano ordered two auxiliary bishops to have a law firm wrap up its investigation, and later instructed them to destroy evidence, per a memo unsealed Wednesday.