Tag: child sex abuse
'I believe in what he said to me on many occasions, that he's innocent,' says Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli
George Pell, who became the most senior Catholic cleric worldwide to be convicted of child sex abuse, was jailed for six years in February.
It was unclear how many of the accusations were new, because there was overlap with previous disclosures.
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.
Australian courtrooms rarely allow live broadcasts of court proceedings, and this is believed to be the first time such a move is being allowed.
The move comes after the US documentary 'Leaving Neverland' featured two men who claimed Jackson sexually abused them for years.
The outcome has been long awaited in France where Barbarin is the highest-profile Catholic cleric to be caught up in a paedophile scandal.
Pell became the most senior Catholic clergyman to be found guilty of child sex abuse, but maintains his innocence.
In an hour-long interview on HBO, Oprah Winfrey unpacked how Jackson's accusers began to identify themselves as victims and the reasons behind their long silence.
George Pell is behind bars awaiting sentencing for assaulting two choirboys in 1996-1997, shortly after he was appointed Archbishop of Melbourne.
The scandals have hit countries around the world, with lives devastated from Australia to Chile, Germany and the US.
Francis says those priests who prey on children are "tools of Satan".
Pope Francis says the sex abuse victims deserve decisive measures but victims are mixed in their response.
Despite the lawsuit, HBO will air the documentary next month, saying that everyone can assess the abuse claims by themselves.
One state and a territory in Australia have made it a crime for priests not reporting abuse heard in the confessional, while another five states and remaining territory are considering their response.
Philip Wilson, 67, allowed to serve his detention at home after an assessment by prison authorities due to a range of health issues faced by the former archbishop.
Wilson, 67, the archbishop of Adelaide, was convicted in May of failing to disclose to police abuse by a priest, Father James Fletcher, after being told about it in 1976 by two victims.
A psychologist cautions against generalising, saying the public must avoid attaching a stigma to victims.
A psychologist says that while it can happen, it's not always the case and stigmatisation must be avoided.
Barry Bennell was found guilty of indecent assault, buggery and attempted buggery against 11 boys, aged between 8 and 15.
The commission was contacted by more than 15,000 survivors who detailed claims of child abuse involving churches, orphanages, sporting clubs, youth groups and schools, often dating back decades.
An activist says parents must not show any doubt that their children are telling the truth about being molested.
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