Tag: sex abuse
The decree also obliges every Catholic diocese in the world to set up simple and accessible reporting systems.
Abuse scandals have hit countries around the world, with lives devastated from Australia to Chile, Germany and the US.
Bishop Celestino Aós Braco has been named 'apostolic administrator' until a new archbishop is named to succeed Ricardo Ezzati.
The announcement comes a week after disgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell was sentenced in Melbourne to six years in prison for the sexual abuse of 2 choirboys.
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin's trial comes as Pope Francis battles to restore faith in the Church following a slew of abuse scandals that have spanned the globe, from Australia to Chile and the US.
Michael Jackson's diehard fans are attacking the HBO documentary about the late idol's sexual abuse allegations.
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 singer, best known for hits such as 'I Believe I Can Fly', is next due in court on March 22.
The summit hopes to tackle paedophilia scandals and for bishops to have clear ideas on how to spot and deal with abuse.
Activists will gather at Pope Francis's summit to tackle sex abuse happening in churches.
The conference aims to be an opportunity to improve awareness of the global phenomenon of sexual abuse of minors within the Church.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the bishops conference says no bishop, no matter how influential, is above the law of the Church.
McCarrick has now become the highest profile church figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times.
In a country where discussion of sexual misconduct is taboo, South Korea will launch its biggest investigation in the world of sports.
Faith Rodgers says she faced 'efforts to intimidate and retaliate' from Kelly after she filed the lawsuit.
It features interviews with two men, now in their 30s, who say they were befriended by the singer and sexually abused by him when they were young boys.
The Catholic Church has been hit by a series of child abuse scandals in recent years, with widespread allegations of coverups.
Kenneth Bernard Hendricks is to be deported after Wednesday's arrest at his home in Naval on the remote central island of Biliran.
The president's call comes days after the Guardian newspaper broke a story about allegations of sexual and physical abuse of members of the women's team by male officials.
The ex-national women's coach is accused of indecently dealing with two girls under the age of 16.
The 267 prelates attending the meet had been tasked with finding a way to breathe fresh life into a centuries-old institution suffering from both a damaging global sex abuse crisis and widespread secularity in the West.
An acid attack on two sisters by a jilted suitor in late September, and the gang rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl, dominated headlines for days.
Canberra issued a national apology to thousands of victims of institutional sex abuse, admitting the state utterly failed to stop 'evil, dark crimes' committed over decades.
The UN had identified the suspect and placed him in "confinement" pending an enquiry into the alleged crimes in the south of the country last month.