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#Clerical Sex Abuse

# clerical-sex-abuse - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

The Cloyne Report - who's saying what

Politicians, clerics and rights groups have responded to the findings of the report, which examined how the Catholic Church and the state authorities dealt will allegations of abuse in the Co Cork diocese.

Cloyne report findings 'could not be starker or more disturbing' - Shatter

The Minister for Justice has offered a “profound apology” at the launch of the report into clerical child sex abuse in the Catholic diocese of Cloyne, which heavily criticises the diocese and the Vatican.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# clerical-sex-abuse - Friday 1 July, 2011

Priest apologises to victim for abuse

Paul McGennis has said he’s sorry for the ‘stress and torture’ he caused. He began abusing his victim in the eighties, when she was 10 years old.

# clerical-sex-abuse - Monday 30 May, 2011

Belgian church to compensate victims for abuse

The Catholic church in Belgium said that in recognition of its “moral responsibility and the expectations of society” it will ensure those who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of clergy will be compensated.

# clerical-sex-abuse - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Shatter says gardaí will look at allegations of abuse by missionaries in Africa

The Minister for Justice said that in certain circumstances a person can be tried here for sexual offences against a child which are committed abroad.

# clerical-sex-abuse - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

"Causes" of clerical child abuse in US revealed by new report

Catholic Church-funded study claims priest celibacy rules did not contribute to sexual attacks on minors – but instead blames increase in “deviant” social behaviours such as drug-taking, divorce and pre-marital sex.

# clerical-sex-abuse - Friday 8 April, 2011

Cloyne report cleared for publication

The report follows a two-year investigation into the handling of the allegations of child sex abuse in the Catholic diocese of Cloyne in Co Cork.

# clerical-sex-abuse - Saturday 18 September, 2010

Pope apologises to child abuse victims

Strongest apology yet as Pope refers to “the shame and humiliation” brought about by clerical sex abuse.

# clerical-sex-abuse - Thursday 9 September, 2010

Belgian court rules church raids illegal

Police raided church offices and crypts in investigation into sex abuse allegations.

# clerical-sex-abuse - Sunday 29 August, 2010

Belgian cardinal tried to silence abuse victim

But the victim brought a tape recording of his meeting with the cardinal to the media.