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Mar 18, 2019
Convicted French cardinal Philippe Barbarin to tender resignation to Pope Francis today, pontiff to decide on it within weeksThe pope has previously defended the cardinal, saying in 2016 that his resignation before a trial would be "an error, imprudent".
Feb 26, 2019
Australia’s Cardinal George Pell convicted of child sexual abuse amid increasing complaints of misconduct against clergyCardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse has been convicted of molesting two boys, dealing a new blow to the Catholic hierarchy’s credibility after a year of global revelations of abuse and cover-up.
Feb 24, 2019
Pope Francis compares sexual abuse of children to human sacrifice in address to Catholic Church's top bishopsPope Francis compared the sexual abuse of children to human sacrifice as he addressed the Catholic Church's top bishops at the end of a landmark summit to tackle paedophilia.
Feb 22, 2019
Pope Francis opens Vatican summit on clerical sex abuse, offers 21 proposals to fight 'enemy within'Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit Thursday by offering senior Catholic leaders 21 proposals to punish predators and keep children safe, warning that the faithful are demanding concrete action and not just words.
Feb 21, 2019
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Modi-MbS reality check, Sister Lucy, India's reliance on coal; today's must-read storiesAs it stands, the statement contains no mention of Pakistan, which seems as good a point as any for India to wake up, smell the coffee and make sense of this latest reality check.
Feb 18, 2019
Vatican meet on sexual abuse: Summit to focus on child survivors, but leaving out women sufferers problematicThe approach of the Roman Catholic Church in India seems to be tokenism, making the right noises publicly, while attempting to silence and intimidate the faithful in private.
Feb 16, 2019
Kerala priest sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment, Rs 3 lakh fine for raping and impregnating minorThe matter came into light when the district childline authorities got an anonymous telephone call about the incident.
Feb 08, 2019
US nuns call for structural overhaul of male-led leadership in Catholic Church after Pope Francis acknowledges sexual abuse as ‘problem’The largest association of religious sisters in the United States called on Thursday for an overhaul of the male-led leadership structure of the Catholic Church, after Pope Francis publicly acknowledged the problem of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns.
Feb 06, 2019
Pope Francis admits nuns sexually abused by clerics in 'some regions'; says 'Vatican working on issue for long time'Pope Francis said the Church has "suspended several clerics" and the Vatican has been "working (on the issue) for a long time".
Feb 05, 2019
Pope Francis and Al-Azhar imam Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb sign historic Abu Dhabhi declaration, call for freedom of beliefPope Francis and a top Muslim cleric Monday issued a joint call for freedom of belief during the first visit by the head of the Catholic church to the birthplace of Islam — the Arabian Peninsula