Catholic nuns order that presided over abuse should not run a maternity hospital.

Join us: fb.com/occupythevatican Catholic nuns order that presided over abuse should not run a maternity hospital. In 2009 the Ryan report into child sexual abuse in state-funded, church-run institutions was published, costing the Irish taxpayer €82m. It uncovered decades of abuse endured by children in the ostensible care of Catholic organisations including the Sisters of […]

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Australian bishop unsuccessfully tries to deny dozens of child rape cases.

Join us: fb.com/occupythevatican Australian bishop unsuccessfully tries to deny dozens of child rape cases. A survivor of sex abuse has slammed a bishop in Victoria’s north-east for statements he says deny the past and minimise the consequences of institutional abuse. Australian Education Union vice-president Greg Barclay, who was abused by Catholic Marist brother John Skehan as […]

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Chicago Archdiocese pays $3.15 million to settle priest’s child rape case.

Join us: fb.com/occupythevatican Chicago Archdiocese pays $3.15 million to settle priest’s child rape case. he Archdiocese of Chicago will pay $3.15 million to settle lawsuits brought by three men who allege they were sexually abused by a notorious former pastor of a West Side Catholic church more than a decade ago, the plaintiffs’ attorney said […]

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25 French bishops accused of covering up hundreds of sex abuse cases.

Join us: fb.com/occupythevatican 25 French bishops accused of covering up hundreds of sex abuse cases. The Mediapart website names all 25 bishops, five of whom were still in office in January, and accuses Lyon’s Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of having known about abuse by five priests without notifying police. Among the other bishops named by Mediapart are […]

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Mass grave with hundreds of bodies discovered in former Catholic facility in Ireland.

Join us: fb.com/occupythevatican Mass grave with hundreds of bodies discovered in former Catholic facility in Ireland. A mass grave containing the remains of babies and children has been discovered at a former Catholic care home in Ireland where it has been alleged up to 800 died, government-appointed investigators said on Friday. Excavations at the site […]

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Catholic Church responsible for unprecedented level of crimes in Australia.

Join us: fb.com/occupythevatican Catholic Church responsible for unprecedented level of crimes in Australia. The percentage of Maitland-Newcastle Catholic priests who allegedly sexually assaulted children grew to its highest levels between 1990 and 2010, and to some of the highest levels in Australia, shocking new figures released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child […]

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Pope Francis thinks married men could be ordained to ease priest shortages.

Join us: fb.com/occupythevatican Pope Francis thinks married men could be ordained to ease priest shortages. Pope Francis has said the Catholic church may consider ordaining married men who could potentially then work in remote areas faced with a shortage of priests. “We must think about whether viri probati are a possibility,” Francis said, referring to […]

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