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

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

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

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

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

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

Irish priest claims Cardinal O’Malley will tell Benedict XVI that Ireland’s Church has ‘a decade at most’ to save itself

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Fr Lombardi responds to furore over 1997 Vatican letter expressing concerns over ‘mandatory reporting’ of abuse cases

Archbishop Léonard tells commission that payments could also be demanded by unhappy children of same-sex parents