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Vatican treasurer found guilty of child sex charges

One of the most powerful men in the Roman Catholic Church was found guilty of multiple historical child sex offenses at a secret trial in Melbourne in December, the existence of which can only now be revealed.

Catholic leaders admit 'errors in judgment' over child sex abuse

Ahead of a Vatican summit on clerical sex abuse, the top leadership of Catholic nuns and priests worldwide admitted to making "errors in judgment" regarding cases of sexual abuse of children and say that more women should be involved in the process of evaluating cases.

Pope Francis speaks to thousands in Dublin amid sex abuse scandal

Hundreds of thousands of people braved wet and windy weather to attend Pope Francis' Mass at Phoenix Park in Dublin on Sunday, while thousands more gathered in the city center for protests against clerical sexual abuse amid fresh reports the Pontiff ignored allegations stretching back years.

Pope declares death penalty inadmissible

Pope Francis has declared that the death penalty is never admissible and that the Catholic Church will work towards its abolition around the world, the Vatican formally announced Thursday.

Holy Week around the world

Holy Week is the week just before Easter celebrated around the world. It includes Palm Sunday, Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.