Sexual abuse

Plot to oust Pope Francis exposes rifts within the Church
Pope Francis during his recent visit to Ireland
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Plot to oust Pope Francis exposes rifts within the Church

Archbishop breaks cover and calls for pontiff to resign as ideological battle lines are drawn
29 Aug 2018
Pope Francis set for hostile reception in Ireland
Pope Francis greets adoring crowds in Italy
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Pope Francis set for hostile reception in Ireland

Pontiff to touch down in radically changed Catholic country amid sexual abuse ‘perfect storm’
24 Aug 2018
Catholic abuse scandal threatens Pope Francis’ legacy
Pope Francis
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Catholic abuse scandal threatens Pope Francis’ legacy

Clerical cover-up presents ‘crucial test’ for papacy following earlier failures
21 Aug 2018
How ‘predator priests’ abused more than 1,000 US children
More than 300 Pennsylvania Catholic ‘predator priests’ reportedly abused 1,000 children
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How ‘predator priests’ abused more than 1,000 US children

Hundreds of priests have been identified in historical sex abuse probe
15 Aug 2018
R Kelly’s ‘I admit’: singer responds to sex allegations
R Kelly
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R Kelly’s ‘I admit’: singer responds to sex allegations

Pop star releases 19-minute track admitting to infidelity but not paedophilia
24 Jul 2018
Haiti bans Oxfam GB following sex scandal
Oxfam Great Britain has been banned from operating in Haiti
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Haiti bans Oxfam GB following sex scandal

The charity will no longer be allowed to operate in the country
14 Jun 2018
Vatican treasurer to stand trial for sex offences
Cardinal George Pell has been committed to stand trial on historical sexual abuse charges
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Vatican treasurer to stand trial for sex offences

Australia’s most senior Roman Catholic pleads not guilty to alleged historical sexual abuse
1 May 2018
France to tackle sexual harassment with on-the-spot fines
paris protest
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France to tackle sexual harassment with on-the-spot fines

New measures will also extend time limit for filing rape complaints and set age of consent at 15
21 Mar 2018
Jehovah’s Witnesses could face child sex abuse inquiry
A Jehovah's Witnesses assembly gathering of 30.000 believers in Villepinte, Paris, in 2011
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Jehovah’s Witnesses could face child sex abuse inquiry

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse says there have been ‘a considerable number’ of complaints against the group
9 Mar 2018
Oxfam crisis: charity investigating 26 new sex abuse claims
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Oxfam crisis: charity investigating 26 new sex abuse claims

MPs hear Save the Children fired 30 staff and dealt with 120 alleged misconduct complaints as scandal widens
20 Feb 2018
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