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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.

Lostprophets singer jailed for 35 years for child sex abuse

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 14:15

British rocker Ian Watkins of the band Lostprophets has been jailed for 35 years for a string of child sex crimes including the attempted rape of a baby, as police said investigations were also under way in the United States and Germany.

Pope Francis sets up committee to fight child sex abuse

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 21:26

Pope Francis has set up a committee prevent child sex abuse in Catholic churches and help the victims.

US college to pay child sex abuse victims USD 60 million

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 09:47

The settlement comes just over a year after former Penn State American football coach Sandusky was jailed for 30 to 60 years on 45 counts of child sex abuse.

Historic child abuse inquiry opens in Australia

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 15:59

An Australian inquiry into church and institutional child abuse began public hearings, with warnings that widespread and "shocking" allegations would be heard against places of worship, orphanages, community groups and schools.

Vatican envoy sacked over child sex probe

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 09:27

The Vatican`s envoy to the Dominican Republic has been sacked amid an investigation in Rome into accusations he had sex with children, a spokesman was quoted as saying Thursday.

Australian police probe surrogate boy abused by dads

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 13:08

Australian police described as "depraved" the case of a six-year-old boy obtained by his gay male parents via a surrogate and then sexually abused by them and others.

Child sex victims ‘mistreated, humiliated’ in India: HRW

Last Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 14:52

The Indian government should improve protections for children from sexual abuse as part of broader reform efforts following the gang-rape, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released Thursday.

Two held in Britain for child sex abuse

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 22:10

Two suspected paedophiles, aged 66 and 70, have been arrested as police investigated a 1980s case of child sex abuse at a guest house and care home.