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US diocese files for bankruptcy to repay sex abuse victims

A US archdiocese said Friday it is filing for bankruptcy to compensate victims of sexual abuse, the 12th Roman Catholic district to do so in a years-long scandal that has rocked the Church.

Pope begs forgiveness for `sacrilegious cult` of Church sexual abuse

Pope apologises for "sacrilegious cult" of Church``s sexual abuse

Pope meets sex abuse victims for first time

Pope Francis met clerical sex abuse victims for the first time Monday, amid criticism that he has been slow to deal with a scandal hugely damaging to the Catholic Church.

Savile estate frozen due to potential abuse claims

The bank handling the estate of late British entertainer Jimmy Savile`s today said it has frozen his assets to make it easier for possible sex abuse victims to make financial claims.

Australian priest terrorised sex abuse victims

Victims of sexual abuse by an Australian priest said he robbed them of their innocence.

Belgium: 70 sex abuse victims to sue Vatican

The Belgian church got involved in a major abuse scandal last year.

Abuse victims receive threats in Brazil: Official

A Brazilian official said on Friday that three former altar boys who accused a Roman Catholic priest of sexual abuse have received threats and are under police protection.

Pope admits Church`s `shame` to sex abuse victims

Pope Benedict XVI Sunday
expressed his personal "shame and sorrow" to victims of
paedophile priests at a surprise meeting during a visit to

Pope ready to meet sex abuse victims

Pope Benedict XVI is ready to meet the victims of child sex abuse by Catholic priests and bishops, the Vatican has said.