Public penance should be the first response. Then let’s look at some basic improvements to canon law

‘People are prepared to speak up in a way that they would never have done before,’ the Archbishop of Brisbane said

The largest settlement ever in a bankruptcy case involving clerical abuse

The Pope said the Church had failed to listen to survivors

He is the most senior cleric ever convicted of the crime

Three survivors of clergy sexual abuse said they felt their voices had been heard

It is hoped the tribunals would speed up abuse cases

The Vatican confirmed that the Pope’s meetings are regular and ongoing

Cardinal Cupich called for a ‘paradigm shift’ in pastoral practice and said that the Pope recognised the need to ‘listen’ to abuse survivors

The Pope said he told Chilean prelates to ‘reject every compromise with the sexual abuse of minors’