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Topic: clerical abuse crisis

Bishops who mishandle abuse must be accountable, says Vatican official

Mgr Scicluna says existing canon law should be used to punish Church leaders who are negligent

Abuse victim tells bishops of her suffering

In her address Marie Collins calls for stronger penalties for bishops and other Church leaders who cover up abuse

Abuse victim to tell world’s bishops: ‘You’re in charge: it’s up to you to stop it’

Marie Collins explains to Madeleine Teahan what she will say at an unprecedented gathering of bishops in Rome this week

Vatican names new nuncio to Ireland

Crucial post is given to Mgr Charles Brown, an Irish American who has served for almost 20 years at the CDF

There’s no excuse for clerical child abuse: but it needs to be recognised that the sexual abuse of minors is more common in secular society

The danger of scapegoating the Church is that it has given society an excuse not to address the problem

New movement says founder was an abuser

The Community of the Beatitudes, based in France, admits sexual abuse was committed by its founder and other senior figures

Heavy-handed child protection is eroding trust in Catholic schools

Monks and other members of staff at Downside are now being treated with caution

Court rules that Church is liable for crimes of priests

Ruling defines the relationship of a priest to his bishop as that of employee to an employer

Ealing Abbey to hand over control of school

Benedictines will no longer run school in west London following allegations of clerical sex abuse said to have occurred over 20 years

Ireland to close embassy to Holy See

Ireland’s foreign minister says closure is for economic reasons and is not related to the Cloyne report row