About 150 former pupils and boarders of the former Montreal Institute for the Deaf, sexually abused between 1940 and 1982, will share $21.6 million after their class action was settled.
French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon is facing questions about how he dealt with Fr. Bernard Preynat who faces abuse and rape charges. Proceedings opened up against Preynat Jan. 27.
"We chose mediation and conciliation over acrimony and litigation," said Bishop George Thomas of the Montana diocese, which faced 362 claims of sexual abuse.
Australian Cardinal George Pell called for an inquiry into the leaking of accusations that he is under police investigation for the alleged abuse of minors. He called them "utterly false."
Editorial: Marie Collins displays the determination and courage required to get on with the next phase of dealing with the clergy sex abuse scandal.
Marie Collins, an Irish abuse survivor who is one of the members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, responds to the controversy behind another member's leave.
Viewpoint: I have been asked about the Commission discussion and vote last Saturday at our Plenary. Why the silence and why have I not walked away? I will now explain.
"I have not left and I am not leaving my position on the commission," said British children's advocate Peter Saunders.
One of the most outspoken members of the commission advising Pope Francis on clergy sexual abuse is no longer actively working with the group, the Vatican has announced.
A former diocesan council chairman in Regensburg, Germany, has alleged that Vatican Cardinal Gerhard Müller prevented the investigation of choir boy abuse.