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The Pope also hinted that the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors would be reconstituted soon

Pope Francis held a private meeting with survivors during his visit to Chile

Peter Ball is reportedly in discussions about joining the Catholic Diocese of Clifton

Fr Joseph Jiang sued the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests after abuse claims against him were dismissed

An Inquiry into child sex abuse heard that priests should be forced to reveal Confessions in such cases

The mooted reforms could strengthen the Vatican’s response to abuse – as long as the canonical process is respected

The Pope admitted he made a mistake softening the sentence of an abuser priest

Cardinal George Pell has denied allegations of historic sex abuse in a press conference in Rome

Cardinal Pell denies all allegations, saying he looks ‘forward to his day in court and will defend the charges vigorously’

The response to Lord Carey’s resignation shows the debate on abuse has become more mature and calm