I saw this at Paolo Rodari’s blog (in my rapid translation):
[Msgr.] Charles Scicluna, promoter of justics for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, should return to the Vatican around this time after some days of vacation.
With his return rumors are revving up about the imminent release of new regulations against pedophilia.
It it said that they foresee the removal from parish duties of any suspected priest, a streamlined course for reduction to the lay state, the obligation of the local bishop to denounce to civil authorities, an end to the prescription in canon law for crimes against minors, immediate remanding to Rome of the documentation gathered in the diocese.
John Allen wrote about this here: “Vatican set to issue changes in sex abuse rules“.
Giacomo Galeazzi here: “La Santa Sede prepara nuove regole per fermare gli abusi dei sacerdoti“.
…sources say the revisions also contain two new wrinkles: They extend the statute of limitations in canon law, known as prescription, for bringing a charge of sexual abuse of a minor from ten years from the victim’s eighteenth birthday to twenty. For the first time, the revisions also identify child pornography as a “grave offense” subject to the doctrinal congregation.