Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Those who misled the Pope ‘no doubt felt they were protecting the institution’, says Marie Collins

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The Vatican’s record on abuse has faced increasing scrutiny over the past few weeks

Cardinal O’Malley continues as president and is joined by 9 new members

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Peter Saunders said he was ‘disappointed that the commission didn’t do what I thought it was set up to achieve’

The mooted reforms could strengthen the Vatican’s response to abuse – as long as the canonical process is respected

The Pope admitted he made a mistake softening the sentence of an abuser priest

Despite his doubts, the Pope said the ‘spiritual and pastoral facts cannot be denied: people go there and convert’