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Abuse in the Church


Vatican ‘Avoiding Liability’ for Deaths of Canadian Indian Children: Lawyer for Survivors

The remains of 215 indigenous children, some as young as three years old, were discovered buried at a former residential school in Canada.

Explosive report finds hundreds of child sex abuse cases in German diocese

After five months of investigation, hundreds of alleged child abusers and victims have been identified in an 800-page independent report.

Mother and baby homes inquiry: now reveal the secrets of Ireland’s psychiatric hospitals

56,000 women spent time in mother and baby homes. What were the conditions like in all parts of the coercive confinement network?

Catholic Church prioritised own reputation over children: UK inquiry

The Catholic Church continues to prioritise its own reputation over the welfare of vulnerable children.

Pope Francis claims gossip is ‘a plague worse than Covid’

"Please brothers and sisters, let’s try to not gossip," said Pope Francis. "Gossip is a plague worse than COVID. Worse... No gossiping!"

Investigation: U.S. Catholic Church Dumped Predator Priests in Mexico

The Catholic Church allowed or aided dozens of priests to serve abroad as priests after being credibly accused of abuse in the United States.

Petition to defrock Cardinal George Pell has more than 77,000 signatures

A petition started by a clergy abuse survivor has received more than 77,000 signatures supporting his call for Cardinal George Pell to be defrocked.

The Catholic Church broke its promise to publish a list of “credibly accused” abuser priests, so Propublica did it for them

The Catholic Church promised to end the coverup and engage in truth and reconciliation with the parishoners who'd been preyed upon by clergy.

Catholic Church Shields $2 Billion in Assets to Limit Abuse Payouts

The US Catholic Church has shielded more than $2 billion from abuse victims by aggressively moving and reclassifying assets before declaring bankruptcy.

Catholic Bishop: Secularism and Contraception Turned Priests into Paedophiles

Bishop Thomas Paprocki joined other church leaders in blaming secular culture and birth control for church sexual abuse.