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Topic: clerical abuse crisis

Vatican says UN report has ‘serious limits’

But the Holy See will respond to justified criticisms with ‘courage and determination’, according to statement

UN asks Vatican to account for every abuse allegation it has received

UN committee that monitors compliance with a children’s rights convention points to ‘list of issues’

The biggest challenge for the Church is its Ottoman-style failure of management

Without good administration, charity and justice become impossible. Church leaders should look to the example of King Solomon

Pope Francis asks for ‘decisive action’ on clerical sex abuse

Pope tells the head of the CDF to continue Benedict XVI’s line of decisive action on abuse

Pope accepts resignation of Cardinal Keith O’Brien

Cardinal resigns just a few weeks before he was due to step down because of age

Cardinal Brady now has a coadjutor, and will almost certainly retire early, after a wholly undeserved media witch-hunt, incited by the BBC

He has suffered a profound injustice: and the BBC now has yet another reason to be ashamed of itself

A new scandal is shaking the Aussie Church

Police are currently looking into alleged cover-ups involving three senior churchmen

A disappointing start to the global battle against abuse

The Vatican gave bishops around the world a year to produce the most basic guidelines on handling abuse allegations and more than half of them failed to submit the text in time

Court rules that Diocese of Portsmouth is liable for clerical abuse

Diocese says it is considering an appeal to the Supreme Court

Most bishops’ conferences miss Vatican deadline on drafting abuse guidelines

Mgr Scicluna says without counting Africa a majority of conferences have complied with Vatican instruction