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With 80% of Filipino children at risk of being exploited online, national governments, social welfare agencies, and private telecommunications companies team up to protect against the online sexual exploitation of children
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'
Rizal Representative Fidel Nograles wants to expand the coverage of the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004
A police official says the video uploader and anyone who shared the video will also be charged
(UPDATED) It is the final avenue of appeal for George Pell – who is serving a 6-year sentence for sexually assaulting two choirboys in the 1990s – to get out of jail and clear his name
Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli says while he accepted the testimony of the victim that convicted Pell, he believes his colleague was the victim of mistaken identity. He did not offer any evidence to support the claim.
Australian Cardinal George Pell, the former Vatican number 3, is appealing against his conviction on 5 counts of sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys in the 1990s,
Luigi Ventura, 74, faces 4 complaints of sexual abuse – including that he molested a junior official at the Paris town hall
'Ecclesiastical investigation is ongoing,' says San Fernando Archbishop Florentino Lavarias
Eastern Police District chief Christopher Tambungan has been relieved from his post after physically assaulting a policewoman who disobeyed one of his orders
As police drag protesters into vans the crowd yell: 'Shame, on Russia Day, this is our country's day! Have you forgotten the constitution?'
The US justice department says the 'Broken Heart' operation of April and May targeted people who make and distribute child pornography, as well as those who receive and download it
They face the death penalty with a minimum of life imprisonment. A seventh man is acquitted while an eighth person, who was underage, faces a separate trial.
(UPDATED) The judges can decide to reject the appeal, order a retrial, or acquit Pell, the Catholic Church's most senior convicted child molester. There is no indication of when their ruling would be handed down.
Cardinal George Pell arrives in court under heavy guard for the start of his appeal against his conviction for sex abuse
Technology is shifting the patterns of abuse in a region with growing access to broadband internet and encrypted technology
The bishop is under investigation for alleged extortion of priests in his diocese, and the covering-up of sexual abuse cases, according to Brazilian media reports
The program by the 6 California dioceses will be managed by two independent monitors who have handled similar programs in New York and Pennsylvania, the Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles Jose Gomez says
(UPDATED) 6 Catholic dioceses in California launch a 'compensation program as an alternative to court proceedings for minors sexually abused by clergy
The group wants Vatican to release 'all identities of thousands of offenders known exlusively and held in strict secrecy'
Every diocese in the world will now be obliged to have a system for the reporting of abuse, under a new law published by the Vatican – but the requirement will not apply to secrets revealed to priests in the confessional
She offered her 5-year-old son for online sexual abuse before being captured by the Philippine National Police
Sterling Van Wagenen faces between 6 years and life in prison
'A list with the names of the girls was on his door, so we knew when it was our turn...It happened every day, during his afternoon naps and the night,' says one victim
'Andrew Whiddett was directly responsible for the soul-destroying abuse of children thousands of miles away from him. He thought he could get away with abusing Filipino children from the comfort of his own home,' says the NCA
The pope emeritus, who retired in 2013, blames the crises rocking the Roman Catholic Church globally with the fight for an 'all-out sexual freedom, one which no longer admitted any norms'
The Argentine pontiff issues stringent child abuse legislation for Vatican City employees as part of the Church's bid to address a wave of sex abuse allegations against priests
Anyone convicted of abuse must be 'removed from office' under the new legislation
The court in Santiago orders the church to pay 100 million pesos – around $146,000 – to each of 3 of his victims
Ricardo Ezzati is the 7th senior Chilean church official to resign over a scandal which Pope Francis insists must be remedied
Pope Francis will grant the 68-year-old archbishop of Lyon a private audience at 10 am Monday, March 18
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'
Catholic clergyman George Pell faces a maximum 50 years in prison for assaulting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral in 1996-97
(UPDATED) 'I have decided to go to see the Holy Father to hand him my resignation. He will receive me in a few days' time,' Cardinal Philippe Barbarin says after the verdict
Local media reports one alleged victim of Cardinal George Pell was upset the criminal case was dropped and planned to take civil action
R. Kelly dismisses the sexual abuse allegations made against him, saying that they're all 'rumors' and 'not true'
According to an in-depth Buzzfeed investigation into anti-poaching practices across 6 countries, the World Wide Fund for Nature funds 'vicious paramilitary forces' who have killed and tortured people in national parks in Asia and Africa
The BBC reports that 10 concerts have been cancelled
'I am waiting for the Holy See to assume its responsibilities,' French European Minister Nathalie Loiseau says when asked if Luigi Ventura should see his diplomatic immunity lifted
The investigation could result in a canonical trial and George Pell's eventual expulsion from the priesthood
Here is a rundown of some of high-profile cases which has rocked the Catholic Church
R&B singer R. Kelly is released from custody after spending 3 nights behind bars for 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse
(UPDATED) There is no immediate reaction from the Vatican, but George Pell maintains his innocence
But some victims are not convinced, saying that Pope Francis talks about the devil but not 'permanently excluding child rapists and abusers' from the Catholic Church
The singer surrenders on Friday to police after decades of allegations of sexual abuse
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
The pair, who have adopted the aliases Reem and Rawan, says: 'Either we will be killed because they want to clear (the) shame we brought as women who left by their own, or they will force us to marry... our cousins'
The singer faces 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse against 4 victims, 3 of them minors
'The entire Church must take an honest look, undertake rigorous discernment, and then act decisively,' says Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias