The Guardian Pope accused of crimes against humanity by victims of sex abuse. Victims' complaint to the international criminal court accuses Pope Benedict and three others of failing to prevent abusers
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Australia: Traditional Anglican Communion primate John Hepworth claimed that Adelaide Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson promised in December 2008 to discuss his allegations of sexual abuse with the Vatican.
Ireland Former Derry bishop criticises compulsory celibacy for priests, “I ask myself, more and more, why celibacy should be the great sacred and unyielding arbiter, the paradigm of diocesan priesthood? Why not prayerfulness, conviction in the faith, knowledge of the faith, ability to communicate in the modern age, honesty, integrity, humility, a commitment to social justice, a work ethic, respect for others, compassion and caring”, he asks in A Troubled See: Memoirs of a Derry Bishop.