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Rumours about McCarrick were widespread. Why did nobody act?

Five of Chile’s 34 bishops have now had their resignations accepted

Some bishops may want to disappear into retirement. But given the seriousness of the allegations, there should be legal proceedings

Vatican media has said hardly a word about last week’s press conference

Cardinal Errázuriz, who is in a dispute with abuse survivors, has declined to attend next week’s meeting. Will the Pope make him?

Cardinal Angelo Sodano said in his homily that everyone needs to confess their sins

Cardinal Law resigned as Archbishop of Boston after strong criticism of his handling of the abuse crisis

The Association of Catholic Priests say the sessions are in response to demand from members

Fr Mauro Inzoli, a convicted abuser, appealed successfully to Pope Francis not to be laicised

The Pope faces criticisms, including over his handling of the abuse crisis