As the Tom McCarthy-directed Spotlight heads toward $40 million U.S. gross and rolls out overseas, the Best Picture nominee continues to have an impact on the disclosure of predator priests. Dioceses in Australia, Minneapolis and Washington State are among those that have made public the kinds of records that the Boston Globe Spotlight team won a Pulitzer Prize exposing in Boston. Today, a Vatican commission on clerical sex abuse started the proceedings with a private screening of the film to kick off a weekend meting by the commission as they prepared to meet on reforms. Open Road is running this ad tomorrow in the Boston Globe, commemorating the impact the picture has had on the lives of victims.
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