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  1. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope apologises to victims of sex abuse by priests abuse for ‘sins and grave crimes’

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:46pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Vatican City Francis criticises 'a complicity that cannot be explained' on the part of church leaders Pope tells victims he's sorry for priests' sex abuse Pope Francis slammed the "complicity" of Catholic Church leaders in covering up sexual abuse yesterday, after his first meeting with victims of paedophile priests. The pope told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549219/pope-apologises-victims-sex-abuse-priests-abuse-sins-and-grave-crimes
  2. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis expresses support for reforms on family teachings

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:34am by AFP

    ... the Vatican bank and administration are run and the strong signals he has issued about the determination of the church to deal with clerical sex abuse. But updating the church's approach ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1610329/pope-francis-expresses-support-reforms-family-teachings
  3. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis says 2pc of Catholic priests are sex abusers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 07:28pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Rome '2pc of Catholic priests are sex abusers' About 2 per cent of Catholic clerics are sexual abusers, an Italian newspaper yesterday quoted Pope Francis as saying, ... not accurate, including one that quoted the pope as saying that there were cardinals among the abusers. The article was a reconstruction of an hour-long conversation between the pope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553417/did-pope-hint-allowing-priests-marry-vatican-responds-celibacy-interview
  4. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis to meet victims of sex abuse by Catholic priests at Vatican

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:36pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Pontiff vows zero tolerance for 'ugly crime', including for bishops Pope set to meet sex abuse victims Pope Francis has said he will meet a group of sex abuse victims at the Vatican early next month, and will show zero tolerance for anyone in the Catholic Church, including bishops, who abused children. "Sexual abuse is such an ugly crime... because a priest who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1520020/pope-francis-meet-victims-sex-abuse-catholic-priests-vatican
  5. News - World - RELIGION

    Vatican reveals figures on sex abuse by priests for the first time

    Posted May 07th 2014, 08:54pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Geneva Vatican reveals figures on sex abuse by priests The Vatican has released comprehensive statistics for the first time on how it has disciplined priests accused ... the tiny Vatican City state. But he nevertheless released statistics about how the Holy See had adjudicated sex abuse cases globally, and significantly, he did not dispute the committee's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1506700/vatican-reveals-figures-sex-abuse-priests-first-time
  6. News - China - RELIGION

    Lawyers see rights abuses in detention of Beijing 'house church' members

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 03:22am by Verna Yu

    ... abuses in Christians' detention Lawyers yesterday expressed concern over the fate of 13 "house church" Christians who have been detained for more than two weeks after they tried ... committee did not respond to inquiries yesterday. Both lawyers said they were concerned about the police's use of arbitrary detention. "This is an abuse of the detention system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426641/lawyers-see-rights-abuses-detention-beijing-house-church-members
  7. News - World - RELIGION

    In historic first, Vatican to face UN inquiry on sex abuse cases

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 04:20pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in the Vatican City The Vatican is gearing up for a bruising showdown over the global priest sex abuse scandal, forced to defend itself publicly for the first time against ... coming under criticism following the 2010 explosion of child sex abuse cases in Europe and beyond. Victims groups and human rights organisations rallied together to press the UN committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1406190/historic-first-vatican-face-un-inquiry-sex-abuse-cases
  8. News - World - RELIGION

    Catholic Legionaries of Christ tries to get over scandals of founder Maciel

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 10:59pm by Reuters

    ... founded it was a fraud who lived a double life as a paedophile, womaniser and drug addict? That is the dilemma facing the Legionaries of Christ, as the conservative religious order started ... dismissed accusations by seminarians that Maciel had abused them sexually, some when they were as young as 12. Other victims allegedly included his own secret children. Pope John Paul II, who is set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1401619/catholic-legionaries-christ-tries-get-over-scandals-founder-maciel
  9. News - World - RELIGION

    Vatican denies shielding envoy over sex abuse in Dominican Republic

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City Ambassador recalled to Rome before Dominican Republic prosecutors announce investigation Vatican denies shielding envoy over sex abuse The Vatican says it is co-operating with prosecutors in the Dominican Republic who are investigating its envoy for alleged sexual abuse of teenage boys. The explosive case has raised legal questions about the Holy See's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1309212/vatican-denies-shielding-envoy-over-sex-abuse-dominican-republic
  10. News - World - RELIGION

    Clergy sex abuse victims list 'dirty dozen' of likely papal candidates

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chicago Cardinals accused of shielding paedophile priests and making offensive statements Group lists 'dirty dozen' of papal candidates Clergy sex abuse ... corruption. "We want to urge Catholic prelates to stop pretending that the worst is over regarding the clergy sex abuse and cover-up crisis," said David Clohessy, director of the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1185624/clergy-sex-abuse-victims-list-dirty-dozen-likely-papal-candidates

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