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The Bishop of Portsmouth made the request to Pope Francis as the abuse scandal continues

The cardinal said that ‘as a Father in this House’ he bore ‘the direct responsibility’ to protect the household from harm

Anna Kolesarova’s ‘heroic testimony’ is something every Catholic can aspire to, said Archbishop Bernard Bober

Fr Basil Hutsko, who is not suspected of abuse, was knocked unconscious by an unknown attacker

The Pope released the video in the run-up to the World Meeting of Families

The Bishop of Derry said it was not a time for quick, smart answers but for thoughtful listening

The cardinal faces continuing criticism over his handling of the abuse crisis

The tour comes amid one of the biggest crises in the history of the US Church