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Marie Collins with Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley (right) at the Vatican in 2014. File photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Dublin abuse survivor Marie Collins has said allowing Chile’s 34 bishops simply to resign in connection with their handling of clerical child sex abus(...)

 Chilean bishops Luis Fernando Ramos Perez and Juan Ignacio Gonzalez Errazuriz read statements during a news conference after a meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

In an unprecedented move, 34 Chilean bishops said on Friday they had offered to resign en masse after attending a crisis meeting this week with Pope F(...)

Juan Carlos Cruz, who is the key whistleblower in Chile’s clerical sex abuse scandal,  in Rome on Tuesday for his audience with Pope Francis. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

Three Chilean abuse survivors, whose allegations of a cover-up against a local bishop were described as “calumny” by Pope Francis on a visit to Chile (...)

In a letter to Chilean bishops, Pope Francis  invited the abuse victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

Pope Francis acknowledged on Wednesday that he had made “grave mistakes” in the handling of a sexual abuse crisis in Chile, saying he felt shame and i(...)

Marie Collins, a former member of the Pope’s sex-abuse commission, hands a letter to Cardinal Seán O’Malley detailing the abuse of Juan Carlos Cruz and a cover-up by Chilean church authorities, at the Domus Santa Marta on April 12th, 2015. Photograph: Catherine Bonnet via AP

Pope Francis has been accused of “inexcusable dysfunction at best and wilful deception at worst” following reports on Monday that he received a victim(...)

Pope Francis ‘has just turned back the clock to the darkest days of this crisis’, says campaigner Anne Barrett Doyle. Photograph: Mario Ruiz/EPA

Pope Francis has accused victims of Chile’s most notorious paedophile of slander, in an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a (...)

Marie Collins, a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors said it “still was very upsetting that anyone would attempt to interfere in the way the commission works”. File photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Dublin abuse survivor Marie Collins has said she is satisfied that attempts by Chilean Catholic Church leaders to prevent another survivor becoming a (...)

Marie Collins: Development a “very serious mater”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Abuse survivor Marie Collins has described as “sickening” apparent attempts to block an abuse survivor’s nomination to the Pope’s child protection com(...)

Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City, who was sentenced to two years’ probation over his failure to report a suspected child abuser. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP Photo

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a bishop who was convicted three years ago of protecting a sexually abusive priest. Robert Finn, of Kans(...)