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Swiss bishops must report sex abuse regardless of victims wishes, say church chiefs

Bishops in Switzerland are being ordered to report suspicions of sexual abuse as the country’s highest co-ordinating body of the Roman Catholic Church aims to eradicate crimes that have plagued the religion for decades. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Argentina: Raid at school for deaf in clerical abuse probe

Argentine authorities raided a Catholic-run school for youths with hearing disabilities Thursday as part of an investigation into alleged sexual abuse of vulnerable children that has shocked Pope Francis’s homeland.

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Canada’s ballet world rocked by abuse scandal spanning 30 years

A Royal Winnipeg Ballet teacher is accused of pressuring teenager pupils into naked photoshoots From a small dance company on the prairies of Canada it grew into one of the country’s most prestigious cultural institutions – gaining international prominence as the first ballet in the Commonwealth to receive the royal charter from the Queen. Now, […]

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Australia's Bishops Reject Reporting Evidence Of Abuse Heard In Confession

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the top body for religious orders in the country formally rejected the recommendation contained in a landmark government report issued late last year. (Image credit: Peter Rae/AP)

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Catholic church in Australia rejects mandatory reporting of child abuse discussed in confessional

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Australian Catholic Church rejects calls for priests to report child abuse confessions

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Australia abuse inquiry: Catholic Church rejects call to overhaul confession

Catholic leaders in Australia say priests should not be forced to break the seal of confession.

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Australia's Catholic Leaders Reject Call to Report Sex Abuse Heard in Confessions

Australia’s Catholic Leaders Reject Call to Report Sex Abuse Heard in Confessions  New York Times Catholic bishops in Australia reject compulsory abuse reporting, defying new laws  Reuters Australia abuse inquiry: Catholic Church rejects call to overhaul confession  BBC News Pope blasts clericalism, says clock has stopped on ‘hour of laity’  Crux: Covering all things Catholic The moral dilemma confronting […]

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With Vatican In Turmoil Over Abuse Allegations, Questions Remain About What Pope Knew

In the era of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, mudslinging between rival church factions is now occurring in the open. Key unanswered questions have emboldened some of the pope’s critics. (Image credit: Giulio Origlia/Getty Images)

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