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

Cardinal criticises BBC documentary as misleading and says he had no power to stop abuse

Investigators say the Church has done an ‘excellent’ job in implementing stricter child protection guidelines

The Church in Ireland has finally got to grips with child abuse. Now, as the Apostolic Visitation report makes clear, it faces a new, grave crisis

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

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

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