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Top cardinal gets six years jail for ‘appalling’ choirboy abuse

Australian Cardinal George Pell was sentenced in a Melbourne court on five counts, including oral rape and molestation of boys in 1996-1997

Editorial: Small step to stifle abuse

From the Boy Scouts to the Catholic Church and just about every organisation in between, the abuse of children has continued largely unfettered

Pope to wrap up landmark Vatican child abuse summit

The 82-year-old has warned victims to lower their expectations, saying that much of the work on tackling abuse would be done post-summit

Cardinal admits Church files on paedophile priests ‘destroyed’

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx was speaking on the third day of an unprecedented summit of the world's top bishops

Signal summit on sex abuse opens at Vatican

The idea is that the 114 heads of bishops' conferences will return home with clear ideas on how to spot and deal with abuse

French cardinal to go on trial over child abuse cover-up

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, is to stand trial over allegations he helped cover up abuse in one of the parishes in the area

Catholic church split over abuse scandal gravity

The Vatican has already warned that in some countries the church is dragging its feet because of cultural difference over what constitutes child abuse

Australian archbishop guilty of concealing child sex abuse

Philip Wilson was accused of concealing abuse by notorious paedophile priest Jim Fletcher in the Hunter region of New South Wales

Australia: Nation unites over abuses at Ballarat

The stories of the men who were abused as children at the Ballarat diocese in Melbourne, Australia, have unleashed compassion on a national scale.

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