At least nine boys were knowingly placed with pedophiles by West Berlin officials on the advice of a scientist who was later disgraced for his views.
The resignation of Los Angeles bishop Monsignor Alexander Salazar is the latest in a string of cases of alleged misconduct against bishops to come to light this year, following the scandal of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
Many rich Westerners are targeting Nepal to exploit and sexually abuse children owing to weak government oversight.
Pope Francis has appealed to Catholics around the world to help root out the scourge of child sexual abuse. In an unprecedented letter, he said "we did not act in a timely manner, realizing the magnitude ... of the damage done to so many lives."
Roman Catholic priests in northeastern US state sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period and silenced victims through "the weaponisation of faith", says a report made public by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
The pontiff said that it is not Christian to shut out immigrants, urging nations to welcome people whose lives had been "watered down" by poverty, injustice and exploitation.
The accusations emerged in 2015 after the leak of an internal United Nations document containing the testimony of six children who said they were sexually abused by French soldiers.
BishopAccountability.org compiled its database of clergy publicly accused of sex abuse against minors using court and media records.
Cardinal Bernard Law, the former archbishop of Boston, has died at 86. Law had been hospitalised in Rome. The film 'Spotlight' chronicled The Boston Globe's reporting of the church's cover-up of the sexual abuse of children and Law's role in it.
The investigation, commissioned by the Catholic Church itself, has revealed that at least 547 boys were physically and sexually abused between 1945 and the early 1990s while they were members of a famed choir.
Italian police drop probe into bishop who is accused of alleged sexual abuse of seminarists, media says
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