Bishops in Spain ask lawyers to audit their sex abuse record

A Madrid-based law firm will conduct a year-long inquiry into past and present sexual abuse committed by Spain's Roman Catholic clergy, members of religious orders, teachers and other people associated with the church.

Spanish Catholic leaders put numbers to sex abuse claims

In a first public attempt to put numbers to instances of clergy sexual abuse of children in Spain, the Spanish bishops' conference revealed that 220 cases were reported to the Vatican over the past two decades.

In a first for Spain, Jesuits admit to decades of sex abuse

The first comprehensive internal inquiry on sex abuse allegations by a religious order in Spain has identified 81 children and 37 adult victims by 96 Jesuits since the late 1920s.