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Many Britons believe that the apology by Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Britain was sincere, but the Church has not done enough to help victims
Germany's Roman Catholic bishops have announced stricter procedures for selecting new priests, after admitting serious sexual abuse failings.
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.
A UN human rights team has confirmed that two armed groups in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo raped more than 150 women.
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.
A group of Roman Catholics have marched to St Peter’s Square in the Vatican to call for women to be ordained as priests. Police asked them to leave as they peacefully handed out flyers to passers-by.