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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.
'Britain’s witch children', a Channel 4 television Dispatches documentary shown on Monday 26 July, was disturbing and revealing.
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.
Supporters of the Greenbelt festival have rejected suggestions that the inclusion of Peter Tatchell amongst the speakers will leave children at risk of abuse.
Human rights and gay campaigner Peter Tatchell, an atheist, has praised Catholic bishops for rejecting baseless claims that being gay is linked to abusing children.
While some Roman Catholic leaders are truly penitent, says Savi Hensman, some have dug the church into an even deeper hole by their attempts to shift blame on to others. A more careful assessment is needed of claims and counter-claims.