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A nun prays at a penitential vigil at Rome's St Ignatius church, held for participants of the symposium (PA photo)

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

Marie Collins, right, with Baroness Hollins (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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

Marie Collins: ‘I’d like to see the Church going back to the basics of what Christ said, and he did not teach that institutions are more important than little children’  (Photo: PA)

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

Archbishop-designate Charles Brown, pictured at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Photo: CNS)

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

Mgr Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's chief prosecutor of clerical sex abuse, kneels at a prayer service for victims (Photo: CNS)

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

The US website of the Community of the Beatitudes

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

Students can apparently no longer enter Downside Abbey without being accompanied by an adult

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

The High Court in London (Photo: PA)

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

The cloister at St Benedict's School, Ealing

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

Eamon Gilmore, right, and Taoiseach Enda Kenny (Photo: PA)

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