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U.S. Catholic dioceses announce abuse 'compensation program'

May 15, 2019 - 8:37 AM

(UPDATED) 6 Catholic dioceses in California launch a 'compensation program as an alternative to court proceedings for minors sexually abused by clergy

SUED. This file photo taken on April 21, 2019 shows worshipers attending the Pope's Easter Sunday mass outside St Peter's basilica on St. Peter's square in the Vatican. Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Australian Cardinal Pell sentenced to 6 years in jail for choirboy abuse

Mar 13, 2019 - 9:40 AM

The judge says during the sentencing: You 'may not live to be released from prison,' accusing Pell of 'appalling offending' and a 'brazen and forceful sexual attack on the two victims'

CONVICTED. File photo of Australian Cardinal George Pell (center left). Photo by Mal Fairclough/AFP

Convicted Australian cardinal sued over alleged abuse

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:54 AM

Local media reports one alleged victim of Cardinal George Pell was upset the criminal case was dropped and planned to take civil action

Cardinal George Pell (R) leaves the County Court of Victoria court after prosecutors decided not to proceed with a second trial on alleged historical child sexual offences in Melbourne on February 26, 2019. Australian Cardinal George Pell, who helped elect popes and ran the Vatican's finances, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys, becoming the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes. CON CHRONIS / AFP

Pedophile scandals in the Catholic Church

Feb 27, 2019 - 8:18 AM

Here is a rundown of some of high-profile cases which has rocked the Catholic Church

ON TRIAL. In this file photo taken on April 03, 2016 Roman Catholic Cardinal, Archbishop of Lyon, Philippe Barbarin leads a mass, in Saint-Jean cathedral in Lyon. Photo by Jeff Pachoud / AFP

Red-letter summit on sex abuse opens at Vatican

Feb 21, 2019 - 2:04 PM

Pope Francis sets aside three and a half days to convince Catholic bishops to tackle pedophilia in a bid to contain a scandal which hit an already beleaguered Church

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 02, 2018 people gather in St Peter's square during Pope Francis' Regina Coeli prayer from the window of the apostolic palace in Vatican. Carlo Alberto Capella, a former diplomat to the embassy of the Holy See in Washington who was recalled last year after the U.S. State Department said he may have violated child pornography laws, was under arrest today in Vatican, announced on April 7, 2018 the Holy See.  TIZIANA FABI / AFP

U.S. bishops release names of 300 Texas clergy accused of abuse

Feb 01, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Bishops of Texas release the names of about 300 Catholic clergy who have been accused of sexual abuse dating back 70 years

US CLERGY. The Archdiocese of Chicago is seen following a press conference by advocates for clergy abuse victims. Photo by  Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP

French police quiz cardinal over alleged abuse cover-up

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:15 PM

UPDATED Cardinal Philippe Barbarin is accused of failing to remove an erring priest from his diocese

French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the under-fire Archbishop of Lyon who is suspected of covering up for a paedophile priest (R) arrives for questioning at a police station in Lyon, on June 8, 2016. Barbarin arrived early on June 8 to a Lyon police station for questioning in two cases of covering up for a paedophile priest of his diocese.   / AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD

French archbishop admits 'errors' in handling of child sex abuse cases

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin Archbishop of Lyon faces complaints for failing to inform authorities about priests accused of sexual abuse

epa00937461 An Algerian muslim attends a special prayer held by French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin (L) in memory of the seven French monks killed 11 years ago at the monastery in Tibhirine, some 100 km southwest of Algiers, Tuesday 20 February 2007. Barbarin is on a two-day visit to Algeria. EPA/Mohamed Messara

India gives priest 40-year sentence for child rape

Mar 02, 2016 - 11:00 PM

37 year old Sanil K James is found guilty of repeatedly raping a 12 year old girl