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Marie Collins, right, is a member of the papal commission (PA)

Commission includes Cardinal O’Malley as well as a British peer and an Irish abuse survivor

Fr Federico Lombardi (Photo: CNS)

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

Giuseppe Dalla Torre, president of the Vatican City State court, left, and Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi (Photo: CNS)

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

Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Walsh of New York catches up on some admin (Photo: CNS)

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

Archbishop Müller, left, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Photo: CNS)

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

Cardinal O'Brien (Photo: PA)

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

Cardinal Seán Brady (PA)

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

Mgr Scicluna, the CDF's promoter of justice (Photo: CNS)

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

The Royal Courts of Justice, where the Court of Appeal sits (Photo: PA)

Diocese says it is considering an appeal to the Supreme Court