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Report finds 196 German clerics abused children in Münster diocese
The research found that there were at least 610 victims of abuse in the diocese over 75 years, but the true number could be as high as 6,000.
Church convicts Catholic ex-priest of abusing boy for several years
The man was ordered to pay 10% of his income to a charity that supports victims of abuse.
‘Digital fingerprints’ used to tackle child sex abuse imagery
The digitally fingerprinted images include some of the most extreme examples of child sex abuse material.
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EU's plan to tackle online child abuse spark privacy rights fears
Privacy activists are sounding the alarm over the European Commission's plans to clamp down on online child abuse, warning that it would usher in "mass surveillance" in the bloc.
Probe into Portuguese church sex abuse receives nearly 300 claims
A panel that began its inquiry in January has received witness statements from 290 alleged victims, with cases involving children as young as two years old.
Northern Ireland government formally apologises to child abuse victims
The formal apology came more than five years after an inquiry into historical abuse at church institutions.
Former amateur football coach jailed for sexually abusing children
The 49-year-old man was given an 18-year prison sentence by a Paris court.
Spain approves investigation into sexual abuse within Catholic Church
The Spanish clergy has long been criticised for its failure to investigate allegations of sexual violence.
Over 100 European suspects identified in online child abuse probe
The long-running global investigation into online child abuse images was led by New Zealand.
German court convicts Catholic Church priest of abusing children
The 70-year-old was sentenced to 12 years in prison and ordered to pay victims €50,000 in damages.
More than 200 allegations of sex abuse in Portuguese Catholic Church
An independent committee was set up in January to examine historical sex abuse.
Spain moves closer to investigation into Catholic Church sex abuse
Spain's Bishops Conference has now refused an official inquiry into allegations of priest abuse.
EU will force tech firms to do more against child sexual abuse online
The EU's home affairs commissioner plans to propose new legislation that will strengthen requirements for reporting abuse by social media platforms and internet service providers.
French Catholic Academy questions findings of child sex abuse inquiry
An October report estimated that 216,000 children have been abused by French clergy since 1950.
Portugal's Catholic Church plans committee to probe child sex abuse
Leading Portuguese Catholics, including politicians and writers, had urged bishops to create a fully independent committee to investigate possible historic abuse.
French Catholic Church agrees to compensate victims of child sex abuse
A damming report last month estimated that around 330,000 children were sexually abused over 70 years by priests or other church-related figures.
French bishops pray for forgiveness for 'massive phenomenon' of abuse
Bishops in the holy town of Lourdes prayed on their knees in a penitential gesture to ask god for forgiveness for sexual abuse in the Catholic church.
French bishops kneel to ask forgiveness for sexual abuse
Bishops gathered in Lourdes pray on their knees on the esplanade of the Rosary Basilica in a penitential gesture to ask God for forgiveness for sexual abuse in the Catholic church
'It's also my shame': Pope Francis on French church sex abuse scandal
"It is also my shame, our shame, my shame, for the incapacity of the church for too long to put them [victims] at the centre of its concerns."
French clergy abused 216,000 children since 1950, says inquiry
France's Catholic Church showed "a profound and even cruel indifference towards the victims" of abuse, the head of the inquiry said.
'3000 paedophiles' held positions in French Catholic Church since 50s
An independent commission has heard evidence from thousands of people since being set up in 2018 in response to a large number of historic sexual abuse claims.
Tech this week: Apple delays abuse scanning plans, Reddit crackdown
Apple said it's delaying controversial plans to scan iPhones for child abuse images, plus more in our round-up of this week's top tech stories.
Apple's own staff concerned about plans for anti-child abuse scanning
According to sources within the company, staff have been taking to Slack to voice their concerns over customers' privacy.
Apple defends new anti-child abuse measures after backlash
Critics penned an open letter, which was signed by 5,000 people and organisations, raising concerns over privacy.
Apple to scan US iPhones for images of child sexual abuse
Child protection groups have applauded the announcement but some security researchers are concerned that the system could be misused.
Defrocked cardinal McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting boy
Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked by Pope Francis over the sexual molestation of children and adults, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy in the 1970s.