Italian sexual abuse victims want Pope Benedict to speak out

April 9, 2010
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Abuse victim Gianni Bisoli in Verona April 8, 2010/Paolo Bona

Abuse victim Dario Laiti is deaf and has great difficulty speaking. But he has a clear message for Pope Benedict: expose predator priests, past and present, living and dead, for the good of the Church.

Africa also suffers sex abuse by priests: Joburg RC archbishop

April 8, 2010
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A member of the faithful shows a crucifix to Pope Benedict XVI during a youth rally at the Dos Coqueiros stadium in Luanda, Angola March 21, 2009/Alessandro Bianchi

Sex abuse scandals shake Church but not faith

April 7, 2010
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Catholics at Easter Mass at the Beijing Southern Catholic Church April 3, 2010/Petar Kujundzic

Pope seen undeterred by abuse scandal, reform calls

March 29, 2010
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Pope Benedict leads Palm Sunday Mass at the Vatican March 28, 2010/Alessandro Bianchi

GUESTVIEW: Are Catholics masochists?

By Guest Contributor
March 28, 2010
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Notre Dame de Fourvière Basilica, Lyon/Frédéric de La Mure

The following is a guest contribution. Reuters is not responsible for the content and the views expressed are the authors’ alone. Isabelle de Gaulmyn is Religion Editor of the Paris Catholic daily newspaper La Croix and author of Benoît XVI, Le pape incompris (Benedict XVI, The Misunderstood Pope). She blogs in French at Une foi par semaine, where this first appeared.

NYT’s long paper trail on Rome, Ratzinger and abusive priest

March 25, 2010
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Protesters hold pictures of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and Pope Benedict XVI at demonstration against child sexual abuse at the Vatican 25 March 2010/Alessandro Bianchi

Ultra-trad Catholics upset rabbi’s lecture in Paris cathedral

March 23, 2010
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Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, 6 Aug 2009/Jacky Naegelen

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris witnessed a scene on Sunday afternoon that seemed to be from a bygone age. A rabbi invited to deliver a lecture about Catholic-Jewish dialogue was interrupted by young arch-traditionalist Catholics who began to pray the rosary to make “amends for the outrage” of letting him speak there. Rabbi Rivon Krygier had to leave the nave and retire to the sacristy, where he read his text into a microphone to broadcast it to about 1,200 people who came to hear him. Read our full story here.

Catholic bishops see campaign against Church over child sex abuse

March 22, 2010
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Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco and Pope Benedict in Paul VI hall at the Vatican 25 April/Osservatore Romano

Pope-victims gap is tip of iceberg of incomprehension in Catholic Church

March 21, 2010
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Pope Benedict in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, 17 March 2010/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope’s shame, remorse over Irish child sex abuse, victims want more

March 20, 2010
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Pope Benedict's letter on Irish child sex abuse cases, at the Vatican press office, 20 March 2010/Alessandro Bianchi