Pope Francis on clerical sex abuse: In an unusual move, the pontiff's comments on clerical sex abuse were published as a preface to a new book by Daniel Pittet, a Swiss victim who was sexually abused for four years by a priest when he was a child.
In a wide-ranging discussion, members of Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and experts called to testify discussed how good business practices might or might not make children less vulnerable.
The hearing included discussion of church governance, celibacy and what seminarians are being taught about power and leadership.
U.S. Dominican Fr. Thomas Doyle, who served as a canon lawyer at the Vatican nunciature in Washington and spent decades working with abuse victims, told members of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that he hoped their report would have a profound effect in the Vatican. He urged the commissioners to prioritize care for the victims.
Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher responds to Royal Commission's findings that 7 percent of Australia's Roman Catholic clergy may have abused children between 1950 and 2010.
Diocese of Gallup. After 30 months in court and mediation, bankruptcy case closed on Gallup church.
Barbara Blaine, who founded the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests in 1988, resigned as its president on Friday.
SNAP responds. Calls charges made by former employee "highly uninformed, if not malicious and defamatory."
Denying a former employee's charges of a "kickback" scheme, leaders of the group for clergy abuse survivors say David Clohessy's resignation was in place months before SNAP was sued.
New data from French bishops say more than 200 victims have reported child sex abuse to the French church since 2010.
Suit filed in Chicago. Court document says Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests gets "kickbacks" from attorneys suing the Catholic church. UPDATE: SNAP president says, "Allegations are not true."