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

Benedict XVI also recalls ‘unforgettable’ trip to Britain

Spokesman says ‘apologies are not enough’ after commission receives nearly 2,000 claims of clerical sexual abuse since 1945

In a wide-ranging and candid interview the Pope describes crisis as ‘a tremendous cloud of filth which darkens everything’

Diocese of Middlesbrough must appeal directly to the Supreme Court or else settle what is thought to be the biggest abuse claim in English history

Interviewer Peter Seewald asks Benedict XVI if he considered resigning

Study finds that 74 per cent of Catholic women in Ireland feel that the Church does not treat them with ‘a lot of respect’

Some respected campaigners even regarded it as a civil right

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

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