Economy Pope signs law to prevent child abuse in Vatican and its embassies Updated : March 30, 2019 07:15 AM IST The changes signed by the pope - who is Vatican head of state as well as head of the Church - make it obligatory for superiors and co-workers to report abuse allegations. There are also provisions to protect vulnerable adults. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.