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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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World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

17 February 2019, 4:24 PM

Pope Francis will gather bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly-awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church.

Newly elected cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller of Germany arrives during a consistory ceremony led by Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican February 22, 2014.

Sacked cardinal issues manifesto in thinly veiled attack on pope

10 February 2019, 8:06 AM

A cardinal who was sacked from a senior Vatican post by Pope Francis has written his own “Manifesto of Faith,” in the latest attack on the pontiff’s authority by a leading member of the Church’s conservative wing.

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