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Seventeen cases were passed on to Vatican prosecutors to investigate last year

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The blocking of the PricewaterhouseCoopers audit puts the Pope’s legacy as a reformer in peril

Fr Lombardi says the cardinal gave a ‘lucid’ picture of errors committed by the Church over clerical abuse

The cardinal said any resignation would be taken as an admission of guilt

The cardinal met a group of survivors this morning after four days of questioning by an Australian royal commission

The cardinal said he he had heard rumours about Brother Ted Dowlan, but assumed they were being dealt with

The cardinal told an Australian commission he had been ‘kept in the dark’ about the crimes of Gerald Ridsdale

The cardinal gave evidence to royal commission via video link from Rome