Pope Francis’ decision to stop classifying accusations of sexual abuse against Catholic clergy as secrets until they’re investigated by a Vatican panel is a step in the right direction. But it is not enough.

Charles Scicluna, archbishop of Malta, said the application of “pontifical secret” in cases of alleged abuse of children was an excuse, allowing some within the church “to say that they could not, and that they were not authorized to share information with either state authorities or the victims.”