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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis asked his safeguarding commission to provide an annual audit of what the church is doing to protect minors and what needs to change.
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Mike Catalini, Associated Press
A New Jersey Catholic diocese has agreed to pay $87.5 million to settle claims involving clergy sex abuse with some 300 alleged victims in one of the largest cash settlements involving the U.S. Catholic Church.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Bishop Howard Hubbard admitted that he consistently transferred abusive priests without informing local police, families of abuse victims, or Catholics in parishes where the men were reassigned.
Inside the Vatican
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” survivors explain their hopes for what healing can look like when the church and indigenous people face the truth together.
Catholic News Service
“The extent of the abuse quagmire becomes clearer with every study. It will take more than one person, even if he is pope, to drain this swamp,” Archbishop Gänswein told the German newspaper Die Zeit.
KNA International
The private secretary of Benedict XVI, Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, has defended the former pope and criticised the Munich abuse report which made international headlines when it was released in January.