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."
Pope Francis' letter on feast of the Holy Innocents: Stand up and protect children from exploitation, slaughter and abuse, Pope Francis told the world's bishops.
Three El Salvadoran priests have been found guilty of sexual abuse against minors at a Vatican ecclesiastical trial and suspended from their priestly duties, San Salvador's Catholic Church announced Sunday.
Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar of San Salvador said Francisco Galvez, Antonio Molina and Jesus Delgado, the biographer and former secretary of murdered Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, were expelled after a criminal trial held at the Vatican found them responsible for sex crimes committed between 1980 and 2000.