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14 priests linked to Chile sex abuse stripped of duties

23 May 2018, 7:17 AM

Fourteen priests involved in a sex abuse scandal in Chile which has rocked Pope Francis’s papacy were defrocked on Tuesday.

Pope says ‘deeply moved’ by death of British toddler

28 April 2018, 5:56 PM

Pope Francis said Saturday he was “deeply moved” by the news that terminally-ill British toddler Alfie Evans had died after his parents lost a legal battle to seek medical help in Italy. “I am deeply moved by the death of little Alfie. Today I pray especially for his parents, as God the Father receives him […]

Catholic women urge pope to tear down Church’s “walls of misogyny”

8 March 2018, 8:16 PM

Roman Catholic women led by former Irish president Mary McAleese demanded a greater decision-making role for women in the Church on Thursday, urging Pope Francis to tear down its “walls of misogyny”. McAleese was the key speaker at a symposium of Catholic women called “Why Women Matter”, attended by hundreds of people and followed by […]

Vatican investigator meets Chile abuse victim in New York

18 February 2018, 7:42 AM

 A high-profile victim of a disgraced pedophile priest said Saturday he was glad to finally be able to tell his story as the Vatican’s top abuse investigator began a probe into an alleged cover-up in Chile.

Vatican revives pope’s sexual abuse panel

17 February 2018, 6:53 PM

The Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests.



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