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Cardinal Angelo Sodano said in his homily that everyone needs to confess their sins

Cardinal Law resigned as Archbishop of Boston after strong criticism of his handling of the abuse crisis

The Association of Catholic Priests say the sessions are in response to demand from members

Fr Mauro Inzoli, a convicted abuser, appealed successfully to Pope Francis not to be laicised

The Pope faces criticisms, including over his handling of the abuse crisis

Pope Francis names Cardinal Sean O’Malley as the newest member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

North Yorkshire Police are investigating abuse claims at Ampleforth College

The Pope’s new set of canons are significant because they locate the epicenter of the abuse crisis in the episcopacy

The potential scope of the new definition of episcopal negligence is of huge significance

Under new procedures, Vatican will launch an investigation when there is ‘serious evidence’ of negligence