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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

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

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

Pope says on side of victims of US ‘predator’ priests

'Those who have suffered are his priority, and the Church wants to listen to them to root out this tragic horror'

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Pope Francis appoints first anti-child abuse panel members

The head of the Catholic Church has appointed the first eight members of a panel announced in December to tackle paedophilia scandals in the church.

Cardinal Napier says paedophilia is not criminal

Paedophilia is not a crime, it is a psychological illness, says Catholic Archbishop of Durban Wilfrid Fox Napier according to a report.

Archbishop orders Anglican child abuse inquiry

Archbishop Rowan Williams's decision to probe the diocese of Chichester will throw the spotlight on abuse by clergy in the Anglican Church.

Vatican climbdown over sex-abuse remarks

The Vatican was forced into a climbdown after remarks by a senior cardinal linking homosexuality with paedophilia caused an international outcry.

Vatican: Paedophile priests must be handed to civil justice

Priest sex abusers should "always" be turned in to civil authorities, the Vatican said on Monday in guidelines posted on its website.

Bishop: Africa not immune from paedophile priests

Africa is also affected by the scandal of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy, the head of the Southern African Bishops Conference has said.

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