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The mooted reforms could strengthen the Vatican’s response to abuse – as long as the canonical process is respected

The Pope admitted he made a mistake softening the sentence of an abuser priest

Despite his doubts, the Pope said the ‘spiritual and pastoral facts cannot be denied: people go there and convert’

Peter Saunders told the Catholic Herald that he will never stay quiet about the issue of child protection

The Vatican doctrinal chief was responding to criticism by abuse survivor Marie Collins

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The Pope’s commission has failed to deliver. Marie Collins’s resignation is just the latest example

Marie Collins said: ‘The reluctance of some in the Vatican to cooperate with the work of a commission is unacceptable’

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church