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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

Mgr Scicluna pictured at a penitential vigil in Rome (CNS photo)

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

Alan Shatter, Ireland's Minister for Justice (PA photo)
Cardinal Ouellet, papal legate, leads a Eucharistic procession at the Congress (PA photo)

Ireland has seen two nasty extremes: fawning over and hatred of priests. The solution lies in rediscovering what the priesthood is about

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin talks with choir members before the opening Mass (CNS photo)

Archbishop Martin welcomes more than 12,000 pilgrims from 120 countries

The solicitor of one of the men convicted speaks to the media (PA photo)

The fact is that this kind of ‘street grooming’ is mostly a Muslim phenomenon. So why?

Cardinal Seán Brady speaks to the media outside Armagh Cathedral last week (PA photo)
Adam Gadahn, an American citizen who became a senior al-Qaeda operative (PA photo)

Suggestion to target Catholics contained in a letter to Osama bin Laden