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Francis acknowledged that the church in the past had failed to treat the problem seriously, but vowed that going forward, it would never cover up or dismiss cases again.
Francis also bid farewell to Congolese Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, who hasn't been implicated in the scandal but at age 79 recently retired as archbishop of Kinshasa.
Kailash Satyarthi calls on Pope; seeks support for new global law against digital child sexual abuse
The extraterritorial jurisdiction for the proposed law is absolutely essential as online crimes transcend across borders, Satyarthi said during his meeting with the head of the Catholic church here.
Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, said the Vatican's decision aimed to make sure that "our decisions can be informed by listening to our brother bishops from around the world."
The students had previously raised a sexual harassment allegation against a professor at the college.
A private school system in Hawaii has paid USD 65 million to 32 people who sued the institution for sexual abuse by a psychiatric consultant decades ago.
Australian PM Scott Morrison apologises to victims of institutional child sex abuse, says 'we failed them'
In a speech which was broadcast live across the country, Morrison said the trauma suffered by the victims had been "hiding in plain sight for too long."
Defrocking is considered the harshest penalty for priests within the Church and means the offender is forbidden from exercising any clerical duties at all, even in private.
Young Indians Amaravati Chapter organised an awareness session on Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse for schoolchildren by visiting various schools in Vijayawada.
The victim, a class 2 student of St Adam’s school, was allegedly sexually assaulted by the school principal Ramana inside the school premises.
Francis told a gathering of young people in Estonia that he knew many young people felt the church had nothing to offer them and simply doesn't understand their problems today.
Three men held for five months over a shocking underage sex abuse scandal in Argentine football have been released.
The lawyer urged that the time had come to take action against the constant abuse so that incidents in shelter homes of Muzaffarpur and Deoria can be stopped.
According to the study, 1,670 clergymen in Germany committed some form of sexual attack against 3,677 minors between 1946 and 2014, Spiegel Online reported. Most of the victims were boys.
The Childline Foundation recently reported that one-third of the calls received by it were "silent or muted".