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Pope Francis extends ‘Vos estis’ decree to counter both lay and...

The decree extends the Church’s norms for handling of abuse to cover lay leaders of international associations recognized by the Vatican

Portugal’s Catholic Church asks abuse victims for pardon

The damning report on child sexual abuse last month reported that clergy had abused nearly 5,000 children since 1950

Report says Pope John Paul II covered up child abuse while...

The Polish church has in the past refused to provide documents of enquiry investigating cases of church abuse of minors

Video: Pope Francis prays for victims of abuse

“In response to cases of abuse, especially those committed by members of the Church, it is not enough to ask for forgiveness,” said the pope

French prosecutors drop ‘sexual assault’ probe into cardinal

Marseille prosecutor Dominique Laurens said "The case was closed due to the statute of limitations"

Jesuits expand sanctions against priest after new abuse claims

Father Marko Rupnik, 68, had already been banned from giving confession and is now prohibited from any public artistic exercise

Child sex abuse in the Catholic Church

From Australia to Ireland via the United States, thousands of priests, bishops and cardinals have been caught up in abuse scandals

Cardinal Pell’s funeral sparks protests in Sydney

Pell continues to divide opinion - supporters dubbed him a "saint for our times,” while critics accused him of protecting pedophile priests

Australian Church mourns Cardinal Pell despite protests

Cardinal Pell, who rose from humble beginnings in regional Australia, died in Rome in January aged 81

Pope Francis accepts retirement of Cardinal Ouellet, head of Dicastery for...

Cardinal Ouellet, 78, who has strongly denied the claims against him, is retiring as head of the Vatican's dicastery, or department, for bishops, due to his age

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