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Mexico orphanage children sexually abused, forced to beg

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 09:54

Mexican Police have rescued more than 450 children from an orphanage in Zamora in the state of Michoacan, where the kids were made made to suffer sexual abuse and forced to beg other than being kept in filth and squalor.

Half-brother of UK MP charged with 1970s child sex abuse

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 01:03

The half-brother of a senior lawmaker in UK Prime Minister David Cameron`s Conservative party was charged today over allegations of historic sex abuse of a child, police said.

Five Thai monks charged over child sex abuse ring: Police

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 15:06

Thai police today said they had charged five defrocked Buddhist abbots with sexually abusing eight boys at monasteries around the northern city of Chiang Mai.

UN anti-torture watchdog grills Vatican over child sex abuse

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 22:05

The UN`s anti-torture watchdog grilled the Vatican on Monday over efforts to stamp out child sex abuse by priests, as the Church defended an approach which victims said had "failed terribly".

UN anti-torture watchdog spotlights Vatican`s record

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 16:31

A UN anti-torture watchdog on Monday began a two-day grilling of the Vatican over its efforts to stamp out child sex abuse by priests.

Australian Navy hit by abuse claims; 220 child sailors raped, brutalised?

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 11:11

Allegations that 220 child sailors at an Australian navy training base were raped or brutalised in the 1980s are so serious they will be raised in a paper to parliament, a report said Monday.

John Paul II: Beloved pope who left reformists cold

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 16:06

Pope John Paul II, who was declared a saint on Sunday along with John XXIII, was a charismatic leader who helped topple communism but was criticised for failing to tackle the scourge of child sex abuse by priests.

Brazil launches campaign against child sex abuse

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 14:12

Brazil has launched a campaign against the sexual exploitation of minors as it readies to host millions of visitors for the 2014 World Cup of soccer.

Pope appoints former child victim to church group on sex abuse

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 13:37

Pope Francis on Saturday named a victim of sexual abuse by a priest to be part of a core group formed to help the Catholic Church tackle the problem of clerical pedophilia that has dogged it for two decades.

Vatican policies, views slammed in scathing UN report over child sex abuse

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 09:41

In a scalding critique of Vatican, a UN panel report has condemned the church policies which allowed the clergymen to indulge in sexual abuse of children.

Pope defrocked 400 priests in 2 years

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 18:31

In his last two years as pope, Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for raping and molesting children according to a document.

Vatican grilled on child abuse by UN watchdog

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 00:50

The Vatican was today pushed for the first time to provide answers to the UN over its commitment to stamp out child sex abuse by priests.