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Jun 3, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- Pell's appeal is set to be heard by a three-judge panel of the state of Victoria’s Supreme Court on 5-6 June.
May 31, 2019 - 08:30 am .- The United States bishops’ conference has released its annual report on the protection of children.
May 29, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Bishop Michael Barber, S.J., of the Diocese of Oakland, California, has said he would sooner accept arrest and prison than comply with a state law that would force priests to violate the seal of confession.
May 1, 2019 - 03:45 pm .- The bishops of the state of Georgia have vowed to be open and transparent as the attorney general conducts an investigation into clerical sex abuse in the state.
Apr 19, 2019 - 10:30 am .- Pope Francis’ prayer at Good Friday’s Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum included a plea for abused youth and for the Church, whom he said is continually under attack.
Mar 31, 2019 - 03:58 pm .- Returning from Morocco to Italy Sunday night, Pope Francis said the problem of child sexual abuse, in all its forms, cannot be tackled without understanding the influence of evil.
Mar 29, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- How “vulnerable” adults are defined in law has been hotly contested in recent discussions of scandal and reform in the Church.
Mar 11, 2019 - 08:21 pm .- A new law in New York that extended the statute of limitations for the reporting of childhood sexual abuse has allowed a Florida man to reopen a $20 million suit against the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, for claims of sexual abuse of a minor against a former employee of the diocese.
Mar 8, 2019 - 10:59 am .- A proposed bill in North Carolina would allow more time for victims of child abuse to pursue both criminal and civil action against their abuser.
Feb 21, 2019 - 02:16 pm .- A Polish delegation of sex abuse victims and advocates met Pope Francis Wednesday, and presented the pope with a report documenting alleged clergy sexual abuse cases and cover-up throughout their country.
Feb 20, 2019 - 04:40 pm .- While studying at an African minor seminary at the age of 14, Benjamin Kitobo says he was abused by a Belgian priest, who had been sent to Africa after previously abusing children in Europe.
Feb 12, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- The five Roman Catholic dioceses of New Jersey announced on Monday the creation of the Independent Victim Compensation Program (IVCP) for survivors of sexual abuse as minors by clerics in the state. The program will not handle claims of sexual abuse involving adults, including seminarians.
Oct 4, 2018 - 11:48 am .- Police raided diocesan properties at all seven Catholic dioceses in Michigan this week as part of an ongoing investigation into cases of child sex abuse by clergy.
Sep 21, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has opened an investigation into child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in the state.
Sep 19, 2018 - 10:53 am .- The Diocese of Brooklyn and an after-school program reached a $27.5 million settlement Tuesday with four men who were sexually abused as minors by a layman who volunteered at a parish in the New York City borough.
Aug 21, 2018 - 11:00 am .- Several Irish bishops, as well as victims of clerical sexual abuse in the country, have offered responses to a letter Pope Francis’ issued Monday on sexual abuse in the Church. The pope’s letter condemned abuse, and encouraged the entire Church to pray and fast. 
Aug 8, 2018 - 04:30 pm .- The former chief justice of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has warned that the release of a grand jury report into allegations of sexual abuse and coverups by the Catholic Church in that state could violate the constitutional rights of those named in the report.
Jul 23, 2018 - 11:00 am .- An Ecuadorian priest accused of the sexual abuse and possible torture of minors was dismissed from the clerical state by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Archdiocese of Guayaquil announced Monday.
May 30, 2018 - 04:34 pm .- In 2011, after undercover footage appeared to show Planned Parenthood officials failing to report suspected sex abuse of minors, the organization pledged to do more to train employees to recognize signs of abuse and trafficking.
May 21, 2018 - 12:23 pm .- Over the weekend, Chilean Bishop Alejandro Goić Karmelić suspended several priests after allegations of sexual misconduct were raised against them. He apologized for not following up when the accusations were first brought to his attention.