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Catholic priests abused thousands in Germany – study

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:13 PM

According to the study, 1,670 clergymen in Germany committed some form of sexual attack against 3,677 minors between 1946 and 2014, Spiegel Online reports. Most of the victims were boys.

Australian prime minister tells Pope Francis to sack archbishop

Jul 19, 2018 - 2:43 PM

(UPDATED) Malcolm Turnbull says now is the time for the Pope to take action against Adelaide archbishop Philip Wilson, who was convicted for concealing abuse of a notorious pedophile

(FILES) A file photo taken on May 8, 2016, shows Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaking at a press conference calling the next federal election at Parliament House in Canberra. Turnbull is named in the Panama Papers, it emerged on May 12, 2016, causing an unwanted headache for the multi-millionaire former banker in the middle of an election campaign. He is listed as a former director of a British Virgin Islands company, Star Technology Services Limited, set up by Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca in the 1990s. / AFP PHOTO / MARK GRAHAM

Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian archbishop after abuse scandal

Jul 06, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Aldo Di Cillo Pagotto steps down after being accused of welcoming into his diocese priests and seminarians expelled by other bishops over alleged pedophilia

epa05405237 Pope Francis during his Sunday Angelus Prayers in Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City, 03 July 2016. EPA/CLAUDIO PERI

Vatican accuses campaigners of 'negative prejudices'

Mar 13, 2013 - 11:22 PM

US group SNAP urges Vatican to exclude over a dozen cardinals from the conclave over accusations of abuse

HISTORIC CONCLAVE. In the Sistine Chapel, 115 cardinal electors will choose the 266th leader of the Catholic Church. Photo from AFP

Pedophilia scandals weigh on papal conclave

Feb 20, 2013 - 11:09 AM

Activists fighting for truth and justice for victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests hold out little hope for progress under the next pope as controversy brews over a US cardinal who covered up for predator clerics

The portrait of Pope Benedict XVI (L) is displayed next to Pope John Paul II's on a wall of the St Paul Outside the Walls’ basilica on February 13, 2013 in Rome. The portraits of each pope are displayed in a frieze extending above the columns separating the four aisles and naves. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI

Child sex abuse undermined Church in Ireland: pope

Jun 18, 2012 - 1:43 AM

Pope Benedict XVI admitted Sunday June 17 that cases of child abuse by pedophile priests had undermined the Roman Catholic Church s credibility in Ireland