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

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

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

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

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

Diocese says it is considering an appeal to the Supreme Court

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

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

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