Clerical sex abuse

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St. Peter holding the keys.

Pope Francis approves greater bishop accountability in abuse cases

Jun 10, 2015

Bishop accountability in the mishandling of abuse cases and abuse allegations were key themes in the Vatican’s latest round of... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, says Mass at the St. Lorenzo Youth Centre in Rome, Jan. 30, 2015.

Australian bishops stress Cardinal Pell’s determination to fight sex abuse

Jun 4, 2015

A group of Australian bishops have emphasized Cardinal George Pell’s record of leadership against clergy sex abuse following critical news... Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2105.

Confirmed priest abuse allegations in single digits for 2014

Apr 20, 2015

There are tens of thousands of Catholic clergy in the U.S. – but there were fewer than 10 substantiated allegations... Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2015.

Is priestly celibacy the cause of clerical sex abuse? Not likely, victim says

Feb 7, 2015

By Elise Harris

One survivor of priestly sexual abuse says that despite a common perception that clerical celibacy can lead to sex abuse... Read more