July 7, 2014 The pope holds his first official meetings with victims of sexual abuse, saying that the priests who hurt them behaved like "a sacrilegious cult."
Pope Francis on Wednesday in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City.
April 11, 2014 In what are being described as his strongest comments so far about the church's sex abuse crisis, the pope also condemned the evil deeds of some priests.
January 21, 2014 Church officials have handed over thousands of pages of formerly secret papers to attorneys representing victims. The documents cover 30 of the 65 or so Chicago-area clergy who the church believes abused children in the '70s, '80s and '90s.
May 16, 2011 The Vatican published a letter telling every Catholic conference in the world to draft guidelines to prevent sexual abuse.
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