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The greatly loved Fr Kit Cunningham will be remembered by most people for the terrible crimes he committed

He had been granted the grace of ‘time for amendment of life’; and he had used it well

A boy at St Michael's school in Tanzania. The photo is taken from the BBC documentary Abuse: Breaking the Silence (BBC/Blakeway Productions)

Fr David Myers, head of the Rosminians in Britain, issues apology for sexual and physical abuse by priests in the 1960s

One of the men abused at Grace Dieu Manor preparatory school, Leicestershire (BBC/Blakeway Productions)

I hope the order learns a lesson from Canada, where a Truth and Reconciliation Commission is working to bring healing to victims

One of the men who suffered abuse at one of two Rosminian-run schools in the 1960s (BBC/Blakeway Productions)

Last night’s programme was distressing to watch. The men who suffered abuse, though cruelly treated, have retained their dignity

Cardinal John Njue of Nairobi says he does not know the reasons why his predecessor, Bishop Cornelius Schilder, retired early. Bishop Schilder is accused of sexual abuse (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

RTE’s programme about abuse in Africa showed two very different ways of handling the problem: facing up to it or keeping it quiet

Karen Terry, principal investigator for the John Jay College report, speaks during a press conference (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

But 1960s generation of priests lacked ‘careful preparation for a celibate life’, according to long-awaited John Jay report

The document was released by US Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the CDF (CNS photo)

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says every bishops’ conference must have guidelines for handling clerical sex abuse within a year

The Vatican has asked episcopal conferences to prepare a guide in the coming year on how to deal with cases of sexual abuse

Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, announced last year that a document was being prepared (Photo: CNS)

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has sent a letter to bishops’ conferences around the world giving guidelines for dealing with clerical abuse cases

The dining hall of the Artane Industrial School in Dublin, in an undated photo. The school was run by the Christian Brothers (CNS photo/Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse)

Brother Philip Pinto says future is uncertain because of costly abuse cases and a shattered reputation