The investigation, depicted in the film Spotlight, involved looking for clues like priests suddenly going on sick leave or moving around a lot.
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Now, researchers think artificial intelligence could do the same job faster, more accurately and on a much wider scale.
“This is the first time there is a proactive way to stop the cycle.” The new initiative, called Project G, can study both digital documents or turn paper scans into machine-readable files for the AI to scour.
Depending on the organisation, the documents can include those detailing where different people are based and their roles over time, and news clippings in which they are mentioned.
They are the successors of the Apostles, though they do not possess all the prerogatives of the latter. The cause of this lay in the need of unity, which manifested itself when in the second century heresies began to appear.
The Apostolic and consequently the Divine origin of the monarchical episcopate has always been contested but especially so since Protestantism put forward the doctrine of a universal Christian priesthood.It is of Catholic faith that bishops are of Divine institution. By the Will of Christ, the supreme authority in a diocese does not belong to a college of priests or of bishops, but it resides in the single personality of the chief. It is the last named form of organization, he declares, which has prevailed (Gemeindeverfassung des Urchristentums. Holtzmann thinks that the primitive organization of the churches was that of the Jewish synagogue ; that a college of presbyters or bishops (synonymous words) governed the Judaeo Christian communities; that later this organization was adopted by the Gentile churches.In the hierarchy of order they possess powers superior to those of priests and deacons ; in the hierarchy of jurisdiction, by Christ's will, the are appointed for the government of one portion of the faithful of the Church, under the direction and authority of the sovereign pontiff, who can determine and restrain their powers, but, not annihilate them. In the second century one of these presbyter-bishops became the ruling bishop.In addition to these we find bishops and deacons who possess neither authority nor disciplinary power, who were charged solely with certain functions relative to administration and Divine worship.The members of the community itself were divided into two classes: the elders ( presbyteroi ) and the youths ( neoteroi ).Casteix unveiled the project at the AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, last week.