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# Church Abuse

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# Church Abuse
Explainer: What do the survivors of Catholic Church abuse want from the Vatican?
The papal visit saw many headlines about clerical abuse and about how survivor groups were unhappy with the Church’s response to it.
# Catholic Church
Polish Catholic Church vows "zero tolerance" to paedophiles
The Church says that it will not make any compensation offer to those who were abused.
# religious orders
Abuse orders cashed in €667million on property deals
The four religious orders who ran the Magdalene Laundries alone made €296million in ten years.
# UN
UN committee hears 'vast majority' of women entered Magdalene Laundries voluntarily or with consent
Irish delegate said today that in most cases, allegations made by women about mistreatment at the laundries concern events which happened “a considerable time ago”, and information is limited.
# Child Abuse
Germany 'enslaved and abused' post-Nazi era children
Germany agrees a €120m compensation deal after children in state and church care were abused for 25 years.
# Church Abuse
Ratzinger 'failed to deal with suspected paedophile' - reports
A German magazine says new documents show that Pope Benedict allowed a suspected paedophile to work with children.
# Church Abuse
Apostolic visit criticised for giving out 'very bad message'
The cardinal sent to Ireland to oversee the handling of the clerical sex abuse crisis has celebrated mass alongside two bishops strongly criticised in the Murphy report.
The Case of the Pope: Vatican Accountability for Human Rights Abuses
Terry Eagleton welcomes Geoffrey Robertson QC’s “coolly devastating” inquiry into the church sex abuse scandal.
# Pope In The UK
UK will change the law to stop Pope being arrested
Government “seriously concerned” over Richard Dawkins’ plans to arrest Pope Benedict.