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2/5/2014 - UN Demands Vatican Take Action Against Child Sexual Abuse
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has urged the Vatican act to address child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy members and take measures to prevent it from happening in the future. The CRC recommended that the Holy See remove all clergy who are confirmed or suspected child abusers from their positions immediately, to turn them in to authorities, and to provide the UN with an archive of evidence about the abuse - which they have so far declined to do....

7/10/2013 - UN Presses Vatican for Information on Child Sex Abuse Cases
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) has requested details from the Vatican on child sexual abuse cases from November 1995 to January 2014. The information has been requested in connection with the Holy See's scheduled appearance in front of UNCRC in January....

3/14/2013 - Archbishop of Buenos Aires Elected as Pope
Yesterday Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was elected to replace Pope Benedict XVI....

2/12/2013 - Pope Benedict XVI Resigns
Yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will abdicate his position on February 28....

4/8/2010 - Vatican Claims Pope Wrongfully Accused in Sex Abuse Scandal
Numerous Vatican cardinals have spoken out in defense of Pope Benedict XVI, claiming he was wrongfully accused for the sex abuse allegations made against the Catholic Church in recent months and is the target of an anti-Catholic "hate" campaign due to his anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage positions....

12/2/2008 - Case Against Vatican Allowed by 6th Circuit Court
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati made a landmark decision last week by allowing a class-action lawsuit involving alleged sexual abuse by clergy against the Vatican to proceed....

3/9/2006 - More Abuse Allegations Against Catholic Priests
A report from the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland includes 350 accusations of sexual abuse against more than 100 priests since 1940....

11/18/2005 - Irish Sex Abuse Report Criticizes Catholic Church Handling of Allegations
A panel convened by the Irish government has released a report outlining failures by both the Roman Catholic Church and the state to protect children from sexual abuse over a 40-year period, provoking ire and leading to calls for an end to the close church-state relationship that characterizes Irish public life, reports the New York Times....

4/13/2005 - Cardinal Involved in Priest Abuse Scandal Eulogizes Pope
Several American Cardinals chose to avoid a special service in honor of Pope John Paul II on Monday conducted by Cardinal Bernard Law, the controversial former archbishop of Boston....

8/2/2004 - Vatican Issues Scathing Attack on Feminism
The Vatican issued a disturbing letter this past Saturday assaulting the feminist movement....

6/21/2004 - Catholics Priests Accused of Sex Abuse Hide Abroad
Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing children are hiding from authorities abroad, often with the assistance of church officials, according to an extensive newspaper investigation....

8/22/2002 - Women Demand Churchs Attention for Sexual Abuse of Nuns by Priests
Despite worldwide focus on the notorious child sexual abuse scandal, the Catholic Church is continuing its routine of secrecy, denial, and feigned alacrity in regards to the little-publicized issue of nun sexual abuse by priests....

8/13/2002 - Priest Scandal Extends Worldwide; Catholic Heartland of Ireland Reels With Revelations
After years of sexually abusing young boys while leaders of the Catholic church looked the other way, a prominent Irish priest was arraigned on 29 charges of sodomy, indecent assault and gross indecency showing that the scandal that has rocked the church in the US extends even as far as the devoutly Catholic stronghold of Ireland....

5/20/2002 - Canon Law Expert Says US Bishops Not Morally Responsible for Sex Abuse
Commenting on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church, Reverend Gianfranco Ghirlanda, Dean of Canon Law Faculty at Pontificial Gregorian University in Rome, argued that bishops should not inform their parishioners if a priest has committed pedophilia because the priest would be totally discredited in front of his parochial community and in fact would be blocked from any effective pastoral action. Ghirlandas comments come after the eruption of the child sex abuse scandal in the US....

4/17/2002 - Vatican Focuses on US Pedophile Priests Despite Worldwide Abuses
The Vatican has called a summit of U.S....

4/4/2002 - Lawsuit Launched Against the Vatican for Sex-Abuse Scandal
Two men, who claim to have been sexually abused by priests as teenagers, have filed lawsuits in Florida and Oregon that accuse the Vatican of conspiring with church dioceses and religious orders to protect sex offenders and pedophiles operating within the church....

4/2/2002 - Irish Bishop Resigns
One of Irelands most well-known bishops, Bishop Brendan Comiskey, announced his resignation yesterday amid allegations that he protected a pedophile priest from prosecution....

2/1/2002 - Irish Roman Catholic Orders Offer $110 Million to Victims of Abuse
Eighteen Catholic religious orders in Ireland offered Wednesday to pay $110 million to children who were physically and sexually abused by nuns and priests while they lived in the Churchs schools and child care centers....

1/9/2002 - Vatican Directs Priests Accused of Pedophilia to Stand Trial in Secret Church Courts
Scandalized by public outcry over widespread pedophilia and sexual abuse committed by Catholic clergy, Pope John Paul II issued a directive ordering the Vaticans Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith to set up guidelines for handling the problem....

11/27/2001 - Pope Apologizes for Sexual Abuse of Nuns
Pope John Paul last week apologized to those who were victims of sexual abuse and rape committed by clergy members, including priests....

3/27/2001 - Special Series: Priests, Rape, and AIDS Part IV
Exploited Nuns Go Unheard A young Islamic woman converts to Christianity, alienating her family and effectively banishing herself from the community she has grown up in....

3/23/2001 - Special Series: Priests, Rape, and AIDS Part III
Priests Impregnate Nuns, Some Advise Abortion Reports from 23 countries, mostly concentrated in Africa, reveal the widespread sexual exploitation of nuns by priests, many of whom are targeting nuns for sex because they see nuns as safe from HIV and AIDS....

3/22/2001 - Special Series: Priests, Rape, and AIDS Part II
Sexual Exploitation of Nuns by Priests Widespread The scandal surrounding priests, rape, and AIDS, according to news accounts, includes abuses of power and financial explotation....