The law does not set punishments for offenders, and has to be approved by the Senate before going in the statute books.
The Vatican says Pope Francis is on the side of victims and the Catholic Church is determined to ‘root out’ the ‘tragic horror’ of clergy child sex abuse.
Thousands of illegal images of minors being abused were found
Philip Wilson, 67, could go to jail for two years for sitting on statements from victim of paedophile priest for nearly 30 years.
Recent cases of child rapes have stoked protest across the country.
Francis begs forgiveness from victims of church sex abuse in Chile and admits he made "grave mistakes" in handling the scandal.
The former Manchester City coach has been convicted of assaulting 43 boy players, mainly in the 1980s - amid a series of abuse claims that have shaken the sport.
One of the lawyers for the Turpins, who face 38 charges of abuse, torture and false imprisonment against their 13 children, has said the couple will be tried in court, not the media. Bail for the parents has been set at $12 million in a case that has provoked revulsion around the world.
Papal visit comes just days after several churches were attacked in Santiago
Uncovering serious failings across institutions, an Australian inquiry into child abuse recommends the Catholic Church remove its requirement for celibacy
At what age is sex with a child assumed nonconsensual, if at all, in different European countries?