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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'
A police official says the video uploader and anyone who shared the video will also be charged
'Ecclesiastical investigation is ongoing,' says San Fernando Archbishop Florentino Lavarias
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
She offered her 5-year-old son for online sexual abuse before being captured by the Philippine National Police
'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 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'
Local media reports one alleged victim of Cardinal George Pell was upset the criminal case was dropped and planned to take civil action
The BBC reports that 10 concerts have been cancelled
Here is a rundown of some of high-profile cases which has rocked the Catholic Church
The singer faces 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse against 4 victims, 3 of them minors
Two more women accuse R. Kelly of sexually assaulting them as teens, claiming he cornered them in his hotel room and demanded sex
Pope Francis sets aside three and a half days to convince Catholic bishops to tackle pedophilia in a bid to contain a scandal which hit an already beleaguered Church
(UPDATED) Theodore McCarrick is the first cardinal ever to be defrocked for sex abuse
Pope Francis says the problem can be found 'anywhere' but is prevalent in 'some new congregations and in some regions'
The priest is charged for sexually assaulting 4 young female parishioners, one of whom was 9 years old when the offenses started
Bishops of Texas release the names of about 300 Catholic clergy who have been accused of sexual abuse dating back 70 years
Reports say that Sony Music dropped the disgraced singer after 'Surviving R. Kelly' aired, the documentary revealing the many sexual abuse accusations made against the US singer
'Leaving Neverland' recounts the story of two men who allege they were sexually abused by the singer when they were 7 and 10 years old
'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
The R&B singer faces accusations of criminal misconduct, including having sex with several minors
The bill proposes to begin the statute of limitations for child abuse when the victim turns 30 years old, instead of 18
The US Olympic Committee is one of the institutions that allowed Larry Nassar to abuse hundreds of athletes
'We ask pardon of God, of all victims of sexual abuse, of their families, and of the entire Church community for all hurt inflicted on children and young people, as well as their families, by priests, believers, and lay people employed by the Church'
'We absolutely have to be open and transparent (on sex assault cases),' says a US bishop
Korean Association for Human Rights Studies says the 'preposterous' report was a part of political scheme fabricated by the hostile forces to 'tarnish the image' of North Korea
'Sexual violence in North Korea is an open, unaddressed, and widely tolerated secret,' says Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth
'The archdiocese will cooperate with the United States Department of Justice in this matter,' says the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
All 31 named by the Archdiocese of Washington have been expelled from the church and 17 have died
(3rd UPDATE) A total of 167 bishops, priests, and lay members of the church are now under investigation for sexual crimes committed in the South American country since 1960
Here is a look at how 5 countries in Europe are affected by the #MeToo movement
Found guilty on April 26 of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, Cosby is impassive as Judge Steven O'Neill hands down the sentence on Tuesday in Norristown, Pennsylvania
Brett Kavanaugh steps up his defense, saying 'I've never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever. I've always treated women with dignity and respect'
(UPDATED) Pope Francis' trip to all 3 Baltic states is at risk of being overshadowed by mounting claims of sexual abuse by clergy across the globe
All 8 Catholic dioceses have either been or are in the process of being subpoenaed by New York's state attorney general
(UPDATED) Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano calls on Francis to resign in a letter published Saturday in the National Catholic Register
'I will not say a word about that. I think that the communique speaks for itself,' the Pontiff says
The actor has seen allegations against him pile up on the heels of the #MeToo movement
Magistrate Robert Stone has decided Philip Wilson will not need to spend time behind bars, with his age and prior good record taken into account
The sentences of Berrin Taha and Christian Lais fall short of what prosectors had demanded. Taha receives 12 years and 6 months in prison, while Lais gets 12 years, followed by preventive detention.
Theodore McCarrick is one of the most prominent American cardinals active on the international stage. The charges make him one of the most high-profile Catholic leaders to face abuse claims.
Actress Robin Wright says she and the cast were surprised and saddened over the allegations against the actor
In sentencing, Newcastle Local Court magistrate Robert Stone says 'there is no remorse or contrition showed by the offender' Archbishop Philip Wilson
Maltese archbishop Charles Scicluna and fellow papal envoy Jordi Bertomeu will take witness statements from victims of sexual abuse within the Church
It is written in the lawsuit that 'no one did anything to protect plaintiff as a minor from inappropriate grooming and ultimate molestation'
'Whitney,' is made in cooperation with the late singer's family and premiered at the Cannes film festival
After the son of a Philippine diplomat is raped, the family finds insufficient support from the Department of Foreign Affairs despite persistent pleas for help
The suspect reportedly asked for P15,000 for each child to take part in a sexual 'show'