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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

Benedict XVI receives the official WYD 2011 backpack from Cardinal Antonio Rouco Varela of Madrid: each one will contain a copy of "YouCat" (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Benedict XVI tells young people in foreword to YouCat that they must know their faith ‘with precision’

Fr John Corapi, a well-known speaker and author, has been put on 'administrative leave' while an allegation against him is investigated (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, Catholic Spirit)

There are almost certainly far more of them than most of us realise

Cardinal Sean O'Malley and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin lie prostrate before the altar during a liturgy of repentance in Dublin (CNS photo/John McElroy)

Bishops issue pastoral letter to mark anniversary of Pope’s letter to Irish Catholics