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Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon, arrives to attend his trial.

Convicted French cardinal to resignation

18 March 2019, 9:42 AM

The private meeting between Cardinal Philippe Barbarin and Pope Francis is expected to take place around 0900 GMT, according to his diocese, with the pontiff to decide within weeks whether to accept his resignation.

Pope declares war on sexual abuse but victims feel let down

24 February 2019, 9:01 PM

Pope Francis ended his conference on the sexual abuse of children by clergy on Sunday by calling for an “all-out battle” against a crime that should be “erased from the face of the earth”.

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Signal summit on sex abuse opens at Vatican

21 February 2019, 11:05 AM

Pope Francis kicks off a red-letter global child protection summit Thursday for reflections on the sex abuse crisis, while victims tired of hearing pledges for change clamour for incisive reforms.

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Victims of church sex abuse go global with fight for justice

19 February 2019, 4:31 PM

After years of struggling alone or finding support in national groups, survivors of sex abuse by priests have formed a new international alliance to pressure the Catholic Church to face up to its crimes.

Pope Francis holds a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Catholic Church credibility on the line at abuse meeting

18 February 2019, 6:45 AM

The meeting, whose theme is “prevention of abuse of minors and vulnerable adults”, comes as the 1.3 billion-member Church still struggles to enact a concerted, coordinated and global effort to tackle a crisis that is now more than two decades old.

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