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B. 2016-06-04 Bishops face sack for mishandling abuse under papal plans Vatican
2016-03-02 Cardinal Pell admits he did not act on abuse claim Australia
D. 2015-09-27 Pope Francis: 'God weeps' at child sex abuse Philadelphia
E. 2015-08-28 Vatican ex-envoy Wesolowski dies ahead of abuse trial Vatican
F. 2014-09-23 Vatican arrests ex-envoy Wesolowski over child abuse Vatican
G. 2014-07-13 Pope: 1 in 50 clergy are paedophiles Vatican
H. 2014-07-07 Catholic bishops will be held accountable for protecting youths Vatican
I. 2014-05-26 Pope to meet sex abuse victims Vatican

  Bishops face sack for mishandling abuse under papal plans  Pope Francis has approved measures to sack bishops who mishandle child sexual abuse cases, a papal decree says Cardinal Pell admits he did not act on abuse claim   Australia: Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell has admitted he did not act after a boy told him about a paedophile priest   Pope Francis: 'God weeps' at child sex abuse   Philadelphia: Pope Francis has met and prayed with a small group of victims of child sexual abuse in the US, saying 'God weeps' for their suffering Vatican ex-envoy Wesolowski dies ahead of abuse trial   Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and Vatican envoy to the Dominican Republic, has died before he could be tried for child sex offences   Vatican arrests ex-envoy Wesolowski over child abuse  The Vatican has placed its ex-ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Jozef Wesolowski, under house arrest on charges of sexually abusing children   Pope: 1 in 50 clergy are paedophiles   Pope Francis has been quoted as saying that reliable data indicates that 'about 2%' of clergy in the Catholic Church are paedophiles   Catholic bishops will be held accountable for protecting youths  Catholic bishops 'will be held accountable' for failing to protect children from sexual abuse, Pope Francis said Pope to meet sex abuse victims  Pope Francis has announced he will meet a group of sex abuse victims next month after comparing the 'ugly crime' to performing 'a satanic Mass' UN panel to Vatican: Kick out those who sexually abuse children   A United Nations committee slammed the handling of child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church and accused the church of protecting itself   Ex-Pope defrocked nearly 400 priests
Cardinal Pell: Vatican treasurer charged with sex offences

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  Melbourne: The Vatican treasurer and Australia's most senior Catholic figure Cardinal George Pell has been charged with sex offences in Australia

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  Close to 400 priests were defrocked in only two years by the former Pope Benedict XVI over claims of child abuse, the Vatican has confirmed

  A senior Vatican official acknowledged Thursday there is 'no excuse' for child sex abuse, as he and others were grilled by a U.N. committee

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Dec.5 Pope sets up child abuse committee  Pope Francis is to set up a Vatican committee to fight sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church and offer help to victims Sep.24 Benedict denies abuse cover-up Apr.5 Pope calls for action on sex abuse  Pope Francis has called for 'decisive action' in the fight against sex abuse of minors by priests

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Sep.3 Vatican rejects cover-up claims

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Dec.10 Deep rift in Vatican-Ireland relationship
Sep.18 Pope expressed deep sorrow for abuse. London Sep.16   Pope: Abuse cases a 'shock' Map of Glasgow United Kingdom  Scotland: The Catholic Church has not been vigilant enough or fast enough in responding to the problem of sexual abuse by priests, Pope Benedict XVI said Jul.15 Vatican 'speeds up' abuse cases Jun.21 Vatican asked to investigate sex abuse. Chile Apr.22   US man names Pope in abuse lawsuit
Map of Milwaukee Wisconsin  Wisconsin: A man who says he was the victim of a paedophile priest is bringing a lawsuit against the Pope and the Vatican in a US federal court Apr.9   Pope hit by new child abuse allegations
  Benedict XVI is facing allegations he was responsible for delaying Church action against a paedophile priest
Mar.25   Vatican denies abuse claim cover-up   The Vatican has condemned claims that Pope did nothing about a US priest who is suspected of molesting up to 200 deaf boys decades ago Mar.19 Catholic abuse scandal goes global  Allegations spreading across a half dozen countries. Pope Benedict XVI has signed a pastoral letter about Ireland's abusive priests Mar.13 Vatican defends Pope in German scandal  The Vatican has denounced attempts to link Benedict to a child abuse scandal in his native Germany

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Jul.18 Pope sorry for 'evil' of clergy sex abuse
  Sydney: Benedict XVI apologized to victims of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, describing their acts as 'evil' and a grave betrayal of trust.    Speaking at a gathering of bishops during his visi, the Pope spoke o...

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Oct.18 Bishops to work on abuse policy
Apr.23 Pope condemns US church sex abuse  Pope told 12 American cardinals there was no place in the Roman Catholic Church for priests who sexually abused children

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Nov.22   Pope's Web apology over sex abuse  John Paul II in first Internet message has apologised to victims of sexual abuse by clergy

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