Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged the action after the discovery last week of 215 children's bodies in unmarked graves in the former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Argentina on the cusp of legalising abortion over the objections of its influential Roman Catholic Church, with the Senate preparing to vote on a measure backed by the ruling party that has already passed in the lower house.
Demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legislature erupted after the country's 2021 budget saw educational and health spending cuts.
An independent inquiry reveals thousands of cases of child sexual abuse dating as far back as 1970 were buried by the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales.
A parish church tried to hide a series of sexual assaults, but as more victims come forward, investigators begin to view the case as a Pandora’s box.
"To those who abuse minors I would say this: convert and hand yourself over to human justice, and prepare for divine justice," Pope Francis said. His statement is the strongest yet on an issue testing the Church.
Philip Wilson, 67, was found guilty in May of concealing abuse by paedophile priest Jim Fletcher in the Hunter region of New South Wales state during the 1970s by failing to report allegations against him.
Police and prosecutors raid several places to seize documents relating to mounting claims of sexual abuse and cover-up involving 14 priests, officials say.
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