Catholic Herald logo
Menu
Archbishop Aldo di Cillo Pagotto

The Archbishop of Paraiba said he made the mistake of being too trusting

Peter Saunders (PA)

Saunders says he hopes to lead a ‘victims and survivors’ consultative panel’ to assist the commission

Cardinal George Pell (CNS)

A statement says the ‘spurious claims’ are designed to ‘do maximum damage to the cardinal and the Catholic Church’

The stars of Spotlight Brian d'Arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery and Michael Keaton  (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

‘The movie shows how the instinct to protect a reputation was completely wrong,’ says former chief prosecutor of clerical sex abuse cases

Peter Saunders, chief executive of NAPAC, the National Association for People Abused in Childhood  (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

British survivor Peter Saunders says he would be ‘outraged’ if the Pope failed to join the commission

The cast of Spotlight, which has received rave reviews

In the post-Vatican II Church notions of crime and justice had no place and abusers were labelled as victims

People have their wedding pictures taken at the papal cross in Phoenix Park in Dublin (CNS photo/Cathal McNaughton, Reuters)

Delia Maguire tells Francis Phillips that, after the abuse crisis, the Church in Ireland will never be the same again

Mgr Lynn was the first American Catholic official to be charged with child endangerment (AP)

Pennsylvania Superior Court has thrown out Mgr William Lynn’s conviction for child endangerment

An abuse survivor protests outside St Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Dublin in 2010 (Photo: PA)

Bishop Emeritus of Kerry said to be very shaken by the incident

Pope Francis and Cardinal Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CNS)

The new Vatican tribunal is welcome news indeed