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Archbishop maintains disgraced Pell is innocent after losing sex-case appeal

'I believe in what he said to me on many occasions, that he's innocent,' says Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli

Australian media to face court over Pell trial coverage

George Pell, who became the most senior Catholic cleric worldwide to be convicted of child sex abuse, was jailed for six years in February.

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.

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.

Sentencing of convicted Australian cardinal to be broadcast live

Australian courtrooms rarely allow live broadcasts of court proceedings, and this is believed to be the first time such a move is being allowed.

Multiple radio stations drop Jackson music over abuse claims

The move comes after the US documentary 'Leaving Neverland' featured two men who claimed Jackson sexually abused them for years.

French court to rule on cardinal accused of sex abuse cover-up

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’s appeal to be heard in June

Pell became the most senior Catholic clergyman to be found guilty of child sex abuse, but maintains his innocence.

‘After Neverland’: Oprah Winfrey parses Jackson accusations

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.

Pell’s conviction casts doubt on victim redress scheme he created

George Pell is behind bars awaiting sentencing for assaulting two choirboys in 1996-1997, shortly after he was appointed Archbishop of Melbourne.

Pope’s vow to battle child sex abuse fails to appease victims

The scandals have hit countries around the world, with lives devastated from Australia to Chile, Germany and the US.

Pope compares child sex abuse to ‘human sacrifice’

Francis says those priests who prey on children are "tools of Satan".

Victims testify at child sex abuse conference

Pope Francis says the sex abuse victims deserve decisive measures but victims are mixed in their response.

Michael Jackson estate sues HBO over documentary

Despite the lawsuit, HBO will air the documentary next month, saying that everyone can assess the abuse claims by themselves.

Catholic church in Australia rejects mandatory reporting of child

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.

Australian Archbishop gets home detention over sex abuse scandal

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.

Australian archbishop accused of abuse cover-up resigns

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.

Child sex abuse: Vicious circle not a myth, but…

A psychologist cautions against generalising, saying the public must avoid attaching a stigma to victims.

Do child sex survivors end up becoming abusers?

A psychologist says that while it can happen, it's not always the case and stigmatisation must be avoided.

UK ex-football coach guilty on 43 charges of child sex abuse

Barry Bennell was found guilty of indecent assault, buggery and attempted buggery against 11 boys, aged between 8 and 15.

Australia failed children, national sex abuse inquiry says

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.

Child sex abuse: Why victims stop seeking help

An activist says parents must not show any doubt that their children are telling the truth about being molested.