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Archbishop Philip Wilson. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Adelaide.

Australian court finds Archbishop Wilson guilty of concealing abuse

Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson has been found guilty of failing to report allegations of child sexual abuse disclosed to him... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, outside Rome's Hotel Quirinale, March 3, 2016.

Australian court hears further testimony in Cardinal Pell abuse hearing

New accusations were brought forward and others were dropped this week, during a pre-trial hearing in an Australian court regarding... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, speaks with CNA at the Vatican, March 17, 2016.

Alleged abuse victims testify against Cardinal Pell at Australian court hearing

Alleged victims of abuse of Cardinal George Pell gave testimonies this week during a hearing in an Australian court which... Read more

Catholic Church in Australia commits to ensuring justice for sex abuse victims

In a wide-ranging report released Friday, Australia’s royal commission found serious failings in the protection of children from abuse in... Read more

Guam archdiocese adopts more stringent child protection policies

The Archdiocese of Agaña last week adopted a new policy on child protection, following a child sex abuse scandal which... Read more

Daniel Pittet. Photo courtesy of Mondadori Publishers.

Pope lauds 'courageous' witness of abuse victim who forgave

In his preface for a book written by a survivor of clerical sex abuse, Pope Francis once again lamented the... Read more

Vatican bars Sodalit founder from contact with members

A newly released decree from the Vatican's congregation for religious life states that the founder of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae,... Read more