Pope Francis reduces penalties for paedophile priests to a “lifetime of prayer”

Join us: fb.com/occupythevatican Pope Francis reduces penalties for paedophile priests to a “lifetime of prayer” Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse and the pope’s own advisers question. One case has come […]

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Scotland launches first national public hearing of massive child abuse inquiry.

Join us: fb.com/occupythevatican Scotland launches first national public hearing of massive child abuse inquiry. Chairwoman Lady Smith will provide an update on the inquiry’s current investigations during a preliminary hearing in Edinburgh. She will also set out how individuals and interested parties can participate in the process, and outline the different ways the inquiry is […]

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New book claims Pope Francis has done almost nothing to halt sex abuse.

Join us: fb.com/occupythevatican New book claims Pope Francis has done almost nothing to halt sex abuse. The last time Italian journalist Emiliano Fittipaldi wrote an exposé about corruption at the heart of the Roman Catholic Church, it landed him in a Vatican court facing a possible jail sentence on charges that he had illegally obtained […]

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Investigation reveals at least 7% of Australian Catholic priests abused children.

Join us: fb.com/occupythevatican Investigation reveals at least 7% of Australian Catholic priests abused children. An inquiry examining institutional sex abuse in Australia has heard 7% of the nation’s Catholic priests allegedly abused children between 1950 and 2010. In one order, more than 40% of church figures were accused of abuse. Almost 4,500 people claim to […]

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Knights of Malta refuse to help Vatican investigators in condom scandal.

Join us: fb.com/occuythevatican The Knights of Malta, the ancient Catholic lay order, is refusing toco-operate with a Vatican investigation into the sacking of a top official over a condom scandal — and is warning its members to toe the line if they choose to speak with investigators. In a statement Tuesday, the Knights called Pope […]

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Catholic priest accused of organizing orgies in rectory and pimping out 15 women.

Join us: fb.com/occupythevatican Catholic priest accused of organizing orgies in rectory and pimping out 15 women. An Italian priest is being investigated for allegedly organising orgies in his rectory and pimping out up to 15 lovers. Catholic Father Andrea Contin, a parish priest in the northern city of Padua in Veneto, is under police investigation […]

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