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The Catholic Church will be rolling out a compensation programme as an alternative court to hear proceedings for sexually abused children by church clergymen.
The decree also obliges every Catholic diocese in the world to set up simple and accessible reporting systems.
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says the bombings were a serious lapse by Sri Lanka's security agencies.
Both Beijing and the Holy See are now to have a say in appointing Catholic bishops in the Communist country, the world's most populous.
Benedict offered his evaluations in a long essay in Klerusblatt, a monthly Church magazine in Bavaria, his native region of Germany.
The allegations against Anthony Apuron first emerged in 2016.
Father Rafal Jaroszewicz apologised but felt his actions were 'not irreverent to any social group or religion'.
Pope Francis also urged young people not to be disillusioned by the clerical sexual abuse scandal that has hit the Church.
The new legislation makes it obligatory for superiors and co-workers to report abuse allegations, punish failure to report and offer assistance to victims and families.
Bishop Celestino Aós Braco has been named 'apostolic administrator' until a new archbishop is named to succeed Ricardo Ezzati.
It was unclear how many of the accusations were new, because there was overlap with previous disclosures.
Michael Bransfield was dismissed in September following allegations of sexual harassment against adults.
Barbarin, 68, is the most senior French cleric caught up in the global paedophilia scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church.
The Church had so far received 1,900 applications for 'benefits in acknowledgement of suffering'.
Last September, Germany's Church released a study that showed 1,670 clergymen had committed some form of sexual attack against 3,677 minors, between 1946 and 2014.
Cardinal George Pell faces a maximum 50 years in prison for 5 charges of sexual assault against 2 choirboys at Melbourne’s Saint Patrick's Cathedral in 1996-97.
The Vatican has said any concrete changes will come post-summit.
For the first time, the Pope and the Catholic Church has publicly admitted sexual abuse is taking place against nuns.
The two religious leaders call for freedom of belief, the promotion of a culture of tolerance, the protection of places of worship and full citizenship rights for minorities.
About 12 million people, or almost a third of Poland's population, regularly attend Mass.
The demands came just as US bishops gathered at a Chicago-area seminary for a prayer summit in advance of the Vatican meeting.
The Catholic Church has been hit by a series of child abuse scandals in recent years, with widespread allegations of coverups.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, a loyal ally of Pope Francis, was criticised in a US grand jury report in August for failing to halt abuse in his previous role as archbishop of Pittsburgh.
Santiago Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati declined to answer questions about accusations he was involved in a cover-up.