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Australia's Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Melbourne - Disgraced Cardinal George Pell lost his appeal against child sex abuse convictions Wednesday, prompting relief from victims who fought to bring one of the Catholic Church's most powerful men to justice.

Australia's Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Melbourne - Disgraced Cardinal George Pell lost his appeal against child sex abuse convictions Wednesday, prompting relief from those who fought to bring one of the Catholic Church's most powerful men to justice.

Father hopes for justice as Cardinal Pell waits on appeal verdict

Sydney - The father of one of the victims of jailed Australian Cardinal George Pell said Monday he hoped "justice would prevail" as a court prepared to rule on an appeal against his conviction of child sex abuse crimes.

Chelsea staff 'turned blind eye' to sexual abuse

London - Young hopefuls at Premier League giants Chelsea were abused for years by a "prolific and manipulative" coach as staff at the club "turned a blind eye", an independent report said Tuesday.

Argentine trial starts against priests for sexually abusing deaf children

Mendoza - Two priests and a gardener appeared in court Monday to face charges of sexually abusing deaf children in their care, in a case that has sent shockwaves through Argentina's Catholic church.

'They're demonic': the deaf victims of Argentina's pedophile priests speak out

Mendoza - Ezequiel Villalonga spent most of his life at the Provolo Institute in Mendoza, a Catholic school for deaf children. But now the 18-year-old, who is deaf and mute, has lost all faith in the Church.

Michael Jackson fans sue in France over HBO documentary

Orl - Michael Jackson fan clubs moved to sue two alleged victims of the late singer in a French court on Thursday over their claims in the hit HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland".

Lawyer for Afghan football ex-chief hits out at charges

Kabul - A lawyer for the disgraced former head of the Afghan Football Federation hit back Wednesday against sexual abuse allegations targeting his client, saying they were based on "ghost stories" fuelled by the #MeToo movement.

Locked up for being different: Switzerland's 'dark chapter'

Geneva - A pregnant teenage runaway, a former foster care child, an adolescent boy raped by priests: for decades, these were the kinds of people Switzerland locked up as "undesirables".

South Korean Olympians in sexual harassment incident

Seoul - A South Korean Olympic short-track medallist sexually harassed another male Games podium-finisher, officials said Tuesday -- prompting them to suspend the entire team.

US bishops approve changes to Church law on sex abuse reporting

Washington - The Catholic Church in the United States, which has been rocked in recent years by child sex abuse scandals and investigations, on Thursday approved a papal document that requires clergy to report suspicions of sexual assault.

Victims of Chile Nazi sect says German compensation not enough

Santiago - Victims of a Chile-based Nazi pedophile sect said compensation offered by Germany was not enough to make up for decades of slavery and abuse.

Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian bishop

S - Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of a Brazilian bishop reportedly suspected of extorting priests and covering up sexual abuse, the Vatican said in a statement.

Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian bishop

Vatican City - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Brazilian bishop Vilson Dias de Oliveira, the Vatican said Friday in a statement.

Germany to pay $11,000 each to Chile Nazi sect victims

Berlin - Germany said Friday it would pay compensation of up to 10,000 euros ($11,000) each to victims of the former Nazi paedophile sect "Colonia Dignidad" in Chile.

US Catholic abuse victims sue Vatican to name predatory priests

Washington - Five Americans who say they were sexually molested by Catholic priests filed a lawsuit against the Vatican on Tuesday to compel the church to open its archives and hand over the names and details of abusive clergy.

Pope changes Church law to make reporting sex abuse obligatory

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Thursday passed a measure to oblige those who know about sex abuse in the Catholic Church to report it to their superiors, following a global clerical paedophilia scandal.

Ex-pope Benedict blames Church sex abuse crisis on '68

Vatican City - Former pope Benedict XVI on Thursday blamed the Catholic clerical sex abuse scandals on the 1960s sexual revolution and a collapse in faith in the West, immediately drawing criticism from some theologians.

Japan Catholic church to open sex abuse probe

Apo - The Catholic Church in Japan said Tuesday it will launch an internal probe into claims of sexual abuse against children by its clergy, after a wave of paedophilia revelations worldwide.

Jiu-jitsu champ battles Philippines' sex abuse scourge

Manila - Abandoned and sexually abused as a young girl, Angelica, like thousands of minors in the Philippines -- a global blackspot for child abuse -- struggled to cope with the horrors of her past, but a new campaign run by a sporting champion is giving her an...

Murder of child maid forces Pakistan to soul search

Lahore - The battered body of 16-year-old servant Uzma Bibi was found dumped in a canal and her wealthy employer charged with murder, the latest case highlighting the dangers domestic workers -- especially children -- face in Pakistan.

Chile orders Church to pay damages to ex-priest's victims

Santiago - A court in Chile on Wednesday ordered the Roman Catholic Church to pay damages of around $440,000 to the victims of influential former priest Fernando Karadima.

French sex abuse victims seek answers from top Vatican official

Lyon - A paedophilia victims' group is calling for a Vatican cardinal to be stripped of his immunity so he can face prosecution over the cover-up of alleged sex abuse by a French priest, one of the victims said Wednesday The announcement comes a day after Pop...

Anti-Brexit British MP details facing barrage of threats

London - Prominent pro-European politician Anna Soubry has revealed the extent of threatening abuse she and family members -- including her elderly mother -- have received amid the rancour in Britain over Brexit.

Convicted French cardinal Barbarin to meet Pope Francis Monday

Lyon - French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who received a six-month suspended jail sentence for failing to report sex abuse by a priest under his authority, will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday, officials in his southeastern Lyon diocese said.

German Catholics accused of 'stonewalling' by child abuse victims

Berlin - Germany's under-fire Catholic Church admitted Thursday it must urgently confront its child sex abuse scandal, but victims accused it of continued "stonewalling", especially on compensation.

German Catholics meeting to address child sex abuse scandal

Berlin - Germany's Catholic Church was Thursday due to speak about steps and reforms to address its child sex abuse scandal, which mirrors paedophilia revelations in congregations worldwide.

Ugandan mother jailed after becoming first convicted of FGM in UK

London - A British judge on Friday jailed a Ugandan woman for 11 years after she became the first person ever to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Britain.

Statue of Polish priest accused of sex abuse to be removed

Warsaw - The statue of a Solidarity-era Polish priest accused of sex abuse will be permanently removed from a public square, city authorities in the port of Gdansk decided on Thursday, despite objections from supporters.

French cardinal Barbarin convicted over sex abuse cover-up

Lyon - The archbishop of Lyon, the most senior French Catholic cleric caught up in the paedophilia scandals that have rocked the church, was convicted of helping covering up abuse and handed a six-month suspended jail term on Thursday.
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