U2 frontman Bono said he could see the pain on Pope Francis’s face when he told him “it looks to some people that the abusers are being more protected than the victims”.
The Catholic church in New York has reached a record $27.5 million settlement with four men who said they were sexually abused as children, attorneys said Tuesday.
The Catholic Church in Australia on Friday rejected laws forcing priests to report child abuse when they learn about it in the confessional, setting the stage for a showdown between the country’s biggest religion and the government.
Pope Francis faces a struggle this weekend to reinvigorate Ireland’s confidence in the Catholic Church, in the face of multiple abuse scandals and a new generation shedding traditional mores.
The Catholic Church wants to be more vocal on issues affecting the South African community just like it did during the apartheid days.