'child sex abuse' returned 12 result(s)

The spotlight is about to fall once more on how the Catholic Church in England and Wales has dealt with priests who have abused children.

The Catholic Church must provide a statement to the national inquiry into child sexual abuse as to whether it is sufficiently structurally organised to provide safeguarding for children, abuse lawyers have told a hearing. 

The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, one of the Synod fathers, reflects on what the bishops have been learning from young people about the handling of child abuse

More than half of bishops in the Netherlands were involved in covering up sexual abuse or committing abuse themselves between 1945- 2010, a Dutch newspaper has reported.

In the wake of a grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse in six dioceses in Pennsylvania, a Vatican spokesman called the abuses described in the report as being "criminal and morally reprehensible."

The New South Wales magistrate who found Adelaide’s Archbishop Philip Wilson guilty of concealing child sex abuse has reserved his sentencing decision for another two weeks.

The Acting Archbishop of Adelaide has said that the Church in South Australia will not adhere to new laws compelling priests who are told about child abuse within Confession to report what they hear to police

Arriving on his second visit to Chile, Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta said his mission to the country is a sign of Pope Francis' closeness to the local church following devastating reports of sexual abuse and cover-ups by members of the clergy.

Pope Francis has appointed an interim leader of the Archdiocese of Adelaide after its archbishop, Philip Wilson, was found guilty of covering up child sexual abuse. 

Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide has announced he is to stand down – and may resign later after almost 17 years as leader of South Australia’s Catholics – a day after he was convicted in a New South Wales court of concealing child sexual abuse.


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