The highest-ranking Catholic leader in England and Wales defended the reputation of the church rather than protecting children in the face of allegations of sexual abuse, a report by the independent sexual abuse inquiry has concluded. The archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, was heavily criticised in the 65-pageContinue Reading Thirty-one former footballers, including England international Paul Stewart, have accused former youth coach Frank Roper of historical sexual abuse, including cases in New Zealand. Several alleged victims have also begun legal proceedings against Blackpool, with whom Roper was closely associated in the 1980s. Stewart, 52, has claimed that Roper,Continue Reading