The Catholic archbishop of Melbourne, Peter Comensoli, has also issued a separate statement. He says he respects the court’s decision. “I encourage everyone to do the same,” he says. Comensoli says the “complexity of the search for the truth in this matter has tested many, and may very wellContinue Reading For nearly two decades, a small nonprofit group called Opus Bono Sacerdotii has operated out of unmarked buildings in rural Michigan, providing money, shelter, transport, legal help and other support to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse. And while powerful clerics have publicly pledged toContinue Reading A former senior member of Gloriavale Christian Community has been convicted of child sex abuse, the Herald can finally reveal following a long legal battle against court suppression orders. The man, who has permanent name suppression, pleaded guilty earlier this year to representative charges that he indecently assaulted andContinue Reading The most senior Roman Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse has appeared in court to appeal his convictions for molesting two choirboys in an Australian cathedral. Cardinal George Pell’s lawyers argued he could not have abused the two victims undetected moments after Sunday mass while dressed in archbishops’Continue Reading

The Telegraph: Polish Catholic Church expects ‘wave’ of child sex abuse reports after the release of the film on paedophilia. Poland’s Catholic Church says it is expecting a “wave” of reports of child sex abuse by priests as it struggles to cope with the impact of a new film onContinue Reading