It is clear the sexual abuse of women, children and vulnerable adults has been normalised in Catholic clerical culture.
If you believe Catholic Church leaders, you might easily imagine that the Nazis were a confederation of atheists and neo-pagans.
The Catholic Church in Illinois withheld the names of at least 500 priests accused of sexual abuse of minors, the state’s attorney general says.
While Christianity wasn’t the sole catalyst for the Holocaust, there is no doubt that Christianity set the stage for the Holocaust to happen.
Until into the 1990s, doctors, nuns and priests in Spain allegedly stole newborn babies and sold them to couples hoping to adopt.
"We have found out that some other babies have also been illegally sold from the centre," a police official told BBC Hindi's Niraj Sinha.
In 1931, Spain became the Republic of Spain, a liberal democracy. The Vatican feared for the Church’s very survival in Spain.
Until the Renaissance the Church was able, more or less, to enforce its monopoly of belief. But during the Renaissance, humanism flourished.
The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has been dominated by abuses perpetrated in the Catholic Church.
For century after century after century, the Christian church had designated the people to be despised: the religious believers called Jews.