Catholic Church sexual abuse cases

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Cardinal Cupich: Pope Should Not Resign Over Vigano Claims

When did the Pope know about abuse allegations against a former American cardinal?
In a 7,000 word letter, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has said he told the Pope of abuse claims against prominent US cardinal Theodore McCarrick in 2013.  We hear from the Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Blase Cupich, a close ally of Pope Francis. 

(Photo: Pope Francis. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)
Pope 'must get head around abuse victims' struggles'
Pope Francis must "get his head around" the struggles of those who have been abused by priests, says one survivor.
Pope's Ireland visit: Catholic Church 'no longer has trust'
The head of Ireland's Catholic Church admits it no longer has the trust it once had among Catholics.

'I will have peace, the day they put me in a coffin'

Clerical abuse survivor reflects on Pope's decision to meet with Irish survivors
Michael O'Brien endured six years of sexual abuse at an industrial school in Tipperary, Ireland in the 1940s. It started when he was eight. He was abused by both a Catholic priest and a brother of a religious order. The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will meet survivors of clerical abuse on his visit to Ireland later this week. 

(Photo: Michael O'Brien)