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Court clears French cardinal of shielding alleged pedophile priest

Jan 30, 2020 - 10:20 PM

The trial court rules that Cardinal Philippe Barbarin chose not to tell the authorities of the abuse allegations 'in order to preserve the institution to which he belongs'

CLEARED. File photo of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin (right), the former Archbishop of Lyon. Photo by Jeff Pachoud

Canada's Jesuits to name priests accused of sexual abuse

Dec 18, 2019 - 9:43 AM

'It is the right thing for us to do,' and for victims of abuse it is 'important to healing,' says Erik Oland, the head of the Jesuits of Canada

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Polish court orders compensation for 1980s victim of pedophile priest

Oct 09, 2019 - 11:55 AM

A court in Poland says: 'Sexually abusing minors unaware of the criminal nature of the acts perpetrated on them is to treat others in a humiliating and inhumane manner, which is the same as torture'

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Pope Francis vows justice for victims of 'vile' sex abuse

Jan 07, 2019 - 10:25 PM

'I cannot refrain from speaking of one of the plagues of our time, which sadly has also involved some members of the clergy,' says Pope Francis

Pope Francis (R) takes part in an audience with the Members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See for the traditional exchange of New Year greetings in the Sala Regia at the Vatican on January 7, 2019.  Ettore FERRARI / POOL / AFP

Jesuits on sex abuse case: ‘Invitation to examine ourselves’

Nov 29, 2015 - 11:00 AM

The response is prompted by a sex abuse case the first formal complaint of such nature brought before the Society of Jesus in the Philippines

JESUIT POPE. Pope Francis leads a Church facing accusations of child abuse committed by priests. One of these involves a former Jesuit in the Philippines. In this file photo, the Pope celebrates the sainthood of Jesuit priest Peter Faber at the Chiesa del Gesù in Rome on January 3, 2014. File photo by Osservatore Romano/AFP

What do Church rules say about ex-Jesuit's sex abuse case?

Nov 25, 2015 - 3:10 PM

This case is unique because the alleged sexual abuse happened 30 years ago – and the alleged offender is dead

LANDMARK DOCUMENT. The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines uses a landmark 2003 document to guide itself in handling sexual abuse cases. File photo by Roy Lagarde