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The Nicaraguan authorities must eradicate rape and widespread sexual abuse of girls, Amnesty International has said in a new report.
Fr Shay Cullen has led a rally of men, women and children in the Philippines. They called on the authorities to deliver justice for victims of sexual abuse.
Northern Ireland victims of institutional child abuse will gather in Belfast on 7 October at a conference organised by Amnesty International to press for an independent inquiry.
With sad predictability, the latest attempts to smear Peter Tatchell began before his documentary on the pope had been broadcast. But those Christians who attack him with questionable allegations need to answer the very real questions that he asks.
Sexual abuse survivors in Northern Ireland have welcomed plans by Amnesty International to hold a conference in Belfast that will press for an independent inquiry.
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark, Peter Smith, has promised to "pass on" calls for Benedict XVI to "open the Vatican's secret sex abuse files".
Catholic campaigners seeking reform within their Church have published six questions for the Pope to consider during his visit to the UK next week.
The human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has said that he is looking forward to speaking at the Greenbelt Christian festival this weekend, despite controversy.
Seven people who say they were abused as children by a Roman Catholic priest in California are taking legal action against the Catholic Diocese of Oakland.
The chair of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission says the Vatican should remove the statute of limitations on prosecution of priests for child abuse.