Sex abuse survivor to papal adviser: Marie Collins

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 file photo, Marie Collins, who was assaulted as a 13-year-old by a hospital chaplain in her native Ireland, attends a press conference at a Vatican-backed symposium on clerical sex abuse, in Rome. Marie Collins is not your ordinary papal adviser: Sexually assaulted as a child by a hospital chaplain, Collins went onto become a leading Irish activist demanding justice for victims of priestly abuse and a fierce critic of the Catholic Church’s handling of the scandal. She was named on Saturday, March 22, 2014 to Pope Francis' commission on setting sex abuse policy, one of eight people _ half of them women _ who will now help craft the panel’s scope and advise the church on best practices to protect children. In an interview with The Associated Press, Collins said her top priority was for the Vatican to punish those bishops who have covered up for priests who raped children. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)VATICAN CITY (AP) — Marie Collins is not your ordinary papal adviser.