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Fairway to heaven? UK cathedral golf course draws fans

The cathedral partners with a local charity to create a course themed around bridges, to inspire young people to learn more about engineering.

US Catholic dioceses announce abuse ‘compensation program’

The Catholic Church will be rolling out a compensation programme as an alternative court to hear proceedings for sexually abused children by church clergymen.

Pope issues decree holding bishops accountable for sex abuse or cover...

The decree also obliges every Catholic diocese in the world to set up simple and accessible reporting systems.

Sri Lankan Catholic leader ‘betrayed’ by intelligence failures

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says the bombings were a serious lapse by Sri Lanka's security agencies.

Diplomacy blooms as China invites Vatican to garden expo

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.

Ex-pope says sexual revolution led to abuse crisis, sparking debate

Benedict offered his evaluations in a long essay in Klerusblatt, a monthly Church magazine in Bavaria, his native region of Germany.

Vatican removes Guam archbishop after conviction of sexual abuse

The allegations against Anthony Apuron first emerged in 2016.

Polish priest ‘very sorry’ for Harry Potter book burning

Father Rafal Jaroszewicz apologised but felt his actions were 'not irreverent to any social group or religion'.

Pope: Church should admit history of male domination, abuse of women

Pope Francis also urged young people not to be disillusioned by the clerical sexual abuse scandal that has hit the Church.

Pope signs new law to prevent child abuse

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.

Pope accepts resignation of Chilean cardinal accused of abuse cover up

Bishop Celestino Aós Braco has been named 'apostolic administrator' until a new archbishop is named to succeed Ricardo Ezzati.

Catholic Church in US state failed to disclose 200 accused clergy

It was unclear how many of the accusations were new, because there was overlap with previous disclosures.

US diocese, bishop sued over employing known paedophiles

Michael Bransfield was dismissed in September following allegations of sexual harassment against adults.

Convicted French cardinal Barbarin to tender resignation to pope

Barbarin, 68, is the most senior French cleric caught up in the global paedophilia scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church.

German Catholics accused of ‘stonewalling’ by child abuse victims

The Church had so far received 1,900 applications for 'benefits in acknowledgement of suffering'.

German Catholics meet to address child sex abuse scandal

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.

Disgraced Aussie cardinal behind bars for child sex crimes

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.

Pope’s guidelines for concrete change over sex abuse

The Vatican has said any concrete changes will come post-summit.

Nuns ‘sex slaves’ scandal fresh blow to Catholic church

For the first time, the Pope and the Catholic Church has publicly admitted sexual abuse is taking place against nuns.

Pope and top Muslim cleric in joint call for freedom of...

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.

‘We are witches’: Clerical abuse scandal divides parishes and politics in...

About 12 million people, or almost a third of Poland's population, regularly attend Mass.

US clergy abuse survivors demand inclusion in Vatican reforms

The demands came just as US bishops gathered at a Chicago-area seminary for a prayer summit in advance of the Vatican meeting.

Sex abuse claims brought against 700 Catholic clergy in Illinois

The Catholic Church has been hit by a series of child abuse scandals in recent years, with widespread allegations of coverups.

US archbishop criticised over sex abuse resigns with papal praise

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.