Fri 31st Oct 2014 | Last updated: Fri 31st Oct 2014 at 12:46pm

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Topic: clerical abuse crisis

Like everyone else 30 years ago, the Church failed to understand paedophilia

Some respected campaigners even regarded it as a civil right

Reporting of abusive priest was a factor in MacKillop’s excommunication, say nuns

Sisters of St Joseph, the order co-founded by Blessed Mary MacKillop, respond to claims made in controversial documentary

Pope ‘understands’ criticism of his handling of abuse crisis, says author

The claim, by Bavarian author Peter Seewald, is based on a series of interviews with the Pontiff earlier this year

Ireland visitation to focus on abuse victims, says Vatican

High-level officials meet in Rome to prepare Apostolic Visitation

Claims about MacKillop’s excommunication are false, says postulator

Claim that Mary MacKillop was excommunicated for speaking out against an abusive priest is an invention, says Fr Gardiner

Priests can be victims of injustice, too

It is fatally easy to assume that priests accused of sex abuse are guilty until proven otherwise

Irish archbishops travel to Rome to prepare for Visitation

Ireland’s four most senior prelates to meet Apostolic Visitors appointed to address the clerical abuse crisis

Pope ‘could visit Ireland in 2012′

Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland deputy first minister, says he has ‘grounds’ to believe a visit may happen

Benedict XVI exposed the heart of the Catholic faith

We owe him our deepest gratitude. His visit was as great a success as that of John Paul II in 1982

Papal Visit 2010: third day’s briefing

A summary of the big stories from the third day of the Papal Visit