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Children were not believed, Cardinal tells Australia abuse commission

George Pell, the highest-ranking Vatican official to testify at a Royal Commission in Australia into systematic child sex abuse, said children were

George Pell, the highest-ranking Vatican official to testify at a Royal Commission in Australia into systematic child sex abuse, said children were

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Paedophilia cold case burns French clergy

A group of former scouts have broken the silence about the abuse they went through decades ago. They want the highest authorities of the French

A group of former scouts have broken the silence about the abuse they went through decades ago. They want the highest authorities of the French

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Vatican: suspect dies before abuse trial

The Vatican says a Catholic former archbishop accused of child sex offences has been found dead from natural causes a month after he was hospitalised

The Vatican says a Catholic former archbishop accused of child sex offences has been found dead from natural causes a month after he was hospitalised

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Twelve arrested in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal

Police in eastern Pakistan have arrested at least 12 men suspected of sexually abusing hundreds of children and blackmailing their families. The case

Police in eastern Pakistan have arrested at least 12 men suspected of sexually abusing hundreds of children and blackmailing their families. The case

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Is Europe doing enough for missing children?

Twenty years after the Marc Dutroux child abductions and murders, are police and civic groups working closely enough, across EU countries, to keep children safe?

Twenty years after the Marc Dutroux child abductions and murders, are police and civic groups working closely enough, across EU countries, to keep children safe?

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Pope moves on sex abuse bishops

In his latest bid to stamp out sex abuse in the Church, Pope Francis has approved a tribunal to to make bishops more accountable for cases of abuse which arise on their watch.

In his latest bid to stamp out sex abuse in the Church, Pope Francis has approved a tribunal to to make bishops more accountable for cases of abuse which arise on their watch.

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British probe into child sex abuse reveals 1400 suspects

British police, investigating allegations of historic child sex abuse, say more than 14-hundred people have been named as suspects. They include

British police, investigating allegations of historic child sex abuse, say more than 14-hundred people have been named as suspects. They include

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UK: 1,400 people named as suspects in child sex abuse inquiry

British police, investigating allegations of historic child sex abuse, say more than 14-hundred people have been named as suspects

British police, investigating allegations of historic child sex abuse, say more than 14-hundred people have been named as suspects

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Spanish priests released on bail in paedophilia probe

Three catholic priests and a religious teacher in southern Spain have been released on bail in connection with paedophilia allegations. A second

Three catholic priests and a religious teacher in southern Spain have been released on bail in connection with paedophilia allegations. A second

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Italy: Paedophile priest hangs himself in church vestry

An Italian priest who recently admitted to “grave acts” on a teenage girl hanged himself in the vestry of his church, it’s emerged. It came on

An Italian priest who recently admitted to “grave acts” on a teenage girl hanged himself in the vestry of his church, it’s emerged. It came on

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Suspected 'Madrid Paedophile' arrested in Spain

Police in Spain have arrested a man on suspicion on being the ‘Madrid Paedophile’. The 45-year-old has been taken into custody in connection with a

Police in Spain have arrested a man on suspicion on being the ‘Madrid Paedophile’. The 45-year-old has been taken into custody in connection with a

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Former archbishop arrested in Vatican City in paedophile inquiry

A former Catholic archbishop has been arrested as part of a paedophile investigation. Jozef Wesolowski is accused of paying for sex with children

A former Catholic archbishop has been arrested as part of a paedophile investigation. Jozef Wesolowski is accused of paying for sex with children

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Entertainer Harris convicted of indecent assaults

A jury in London has found veteran broadcaster and entertainer Rolf Harris guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault. The Australian-born 84 year-old

A jury in London has found veteran broadcaster and entertainer Rolf Harris guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault. The Australian-born 84 year-old

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Papal commission on sex abuse pledges accountability

A new papal commission on sex abuse has ended its first meeting at the Vatican. Members pledged to ensure that abusive or negligent clerics be

A new papal commission on sex abuse has ended its first meeting at the Vatican. Members pledged to ensure that abusive or negligent clerics be

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Child sex abuser commits suicide, police seek information

The FBI is seeking more information about Child predator William James Vahey. Vahey committed suicide last month, two days after US agents filed

The FBI is seeking more information about Child predator William James Vahey. Vahey committed suicide last month, two days after US agents filed

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Pope Francis makes historic plea over child sex abuse

Pope Francis has delivered one of his strongest pleas yet over child sex abuse. In his first public appeal for forgiveness, he described as “evil”

Pope Francis has delivered one of his strongest pleas yet over child sex abuse. In his first public appeal for forgiveness, he described as “evil”

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Vatican calls UN child abuse report 'distorted' and 'unfair'

The Vatican has described a scathing United Nations report in which the Catholic Church is accused of turning a blind eye to decades of child sex

The Vatican has described a scathing United Nations report in which the Catholic Church is accused of turning a blind eye to decades of child sex

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Woody Allen calls sex abuse allegations “untrue and disgraceful”

Film director Woody Allen has called renewed claims by his adopted daughter that he sexually abused her as a child “untrue and disgraceful”, his

Film director Woody Allen has called renewed claims by his adopted daughter that he sexually abused her as a child “untrue and disgraceful”, his

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Vatican quizzed in public for the first time over child sex abuse

In Geneva – and in the glare of the public for the first time – the Vatican is answering questions from the United Nations on child sex abuse by

In Geneva – and in the glare of the public for the first time – the Vatican is answering questions from the United Nations on child sex abuse by

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Former Pope denies child abuse cover up

Former Pope, Benedict XVI has denied any role in a child abuse cover up as head of the Catholic church. Now known by the title of the Emeritus

Former Pope, Benedict XVI has denied any role in a child abuse cover up as head of the Catholic church. Now known by the title of the Emeritus

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100 child pornography suspects arrested

Spanish police have swooped on 14 suspected child pornographers, the latest leg in an transatlantic operation that has netted 100 suspects in

Spanish police have swooped on 14 suspected child pornographers, the latest leg in an transatlantic operation that has netted 100 suspects in

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More protests after King of Morocco pardons another foreigner

The King of Morocco issuing pardons to foreigners is once again causing protests across the country. Over the weekend, there was outcry over the

The King of Morocco issuing pardons to foreigners is once again causing protests across the country. Over the weekend, there was outcry over the