Some legal changes have happened in Vatican City:
Pope Francis overhauled the laws that govern the Vatican City State on Thursday, criminalizing leaks of Vatican information and specifically listing sexual violence, prostitution and possession of child pornography as crimes against children that can be punished by up to 12 years in prison.
But it has happened only in Vatican City:
The legislation covers clergy and lay people who live and work in Vatican City and is different from the canon law which covers the universal Catholic Church.
Still, it’s good that a Pope is finally taking sexual abuse of children seriously. The last two more or less decided to ignore it.
And on making leaks illegal. Well timing on that is rather ironic, with the right constantly accusing President Obama of trying to criminalize leaks. I wonder if they will scream about a lack of transparency from the Church as well.