Cardinal George Pell denies allegations of sexual assault. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

For years, Cardinal George Pell was dogged by questions of what he knew about the child sexual abuse that happened under his watch in his home state o(...)

 Francis Sullivan, chief executive  of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council speaking  at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse into the Catholic Church authorities in Sydney. Photograph: AFP

An inquiry into child sexual abuse in Australia has heard that more than 40 per cent of the St John of God Brothers Catholic order is believed to have(...)

It has been a good week for survivors of clerical child sex abuse in the Catholic Church. The success of the film Spotlight in winning the Oscar for b(...)