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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

Nora Wall, left, leaves Dublin's Court of Criminal Appeal in 2005 after being declared the victim of a miscarriage of justice (Photo: PA)

Spokesman says Pope was ‘deeply shaken’ by encounter

It seems that Enda Kenny is happy to let foreigners at the Vatican take the blame (Photo: PA)

Surely, one lesson has been learned from the abuse crisis: lies and half-truths can be deadly

Archbishop Charles arrives at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss Peter and Paul in Philadelphia for yesterday’s installation Mass (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

New Archbishop of Philadelphia says Jesus will bring Church through ‘difficult moment’