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Pope Francis and Cardinal Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Photo: CNS)

The new Vatican tribunal is welcome news indeed

Pope Francis said there was 'no place in ministry' for the abuse of minors or vulnerbale adults (CNS)

Francis has written to bishops’ conferences and religious orders across the world

Marie Collins, right, is a member of the papal commission (PA)

Commission includes Cardinal O’Malley as well as a British peer and an Irish abuse survivor

Archbishop Müller, left, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Photo: CNS)

Pope tells the head of the CDF to continue Benedict XVI’s line of decisive action on abuse

Seminarians from Allen Hall, who featured in the documentary

Last night’s ‘Catholics’ was a worthwhile and sensitive portrayal of seminary life, devoid of sensationalism

A copy of the most recent John Jay report into the causes of the clerical abuse crisis in the United States (Photo: CNS)

The trouble with scapegoats is that they deflect attention from the real problem

College of Cardinals meets for day of reflection

An Iraqi policeman guards a Christian church in Baghdad

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Pope Benedict XVI at Westminster Cathedral this morning Photo: PA

Pope Benedict XVI speaks of immense suffering of victims in homily at Westminster Cathedral Mass

Gregory Erlandson and Matthew Bunson say Pope has confronted crisis directly