Pope Francis  in St Peter’s Square. Expert Ian Elliott says the pope’s record on child protection “has been a dismal failure”.  File photograph: L’Osservatore Romano/AP

Pope Francis’s record on child protection “has been a dismal failure” and “he needs to come [to Ireland] with a mindset that it’s not good enough to s(...)

Cardinal Sean O’Malley (from Boston)  outside St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin in 2010. File Photograph: PA

Cardinal Seán O’Malley, chair of the Vatican’s Commission for the Protection of Minors has announced he will not be attending the World Meeting of Fam(...)

Marie Collins was abused by Fr Paul McGennis, then a chaplain at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Dublin, where she had been a patient as a child in 1960. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

On his visit to Ireland Pope Francis must “say what he is going to do about abuse in the Church,” abuse survivor Marie Collins has said. A former me(...)

Anna May McHugh. Photograph: Alan Betson

The first-ever debate on child safeguarding in the 25-year history of the Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin in Aug(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Marie Collins has challenged assertions  by one of the most powerful Vatican cardinals. File photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Abuse survivor Marie Collins has strongly challenged assertions made by one of the most powerful Vatican cardinals in an interview he gave after she r(...)

The 2009 Murphy report into the handling of clerical child sex abuse allegations in Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese was unequivocal about Marie Collins.(...)

Marie Collins from One in Four: It is doubtful she will be moved by the new “understanding” currently wafting from some in the Vatican. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It has been said of some senior civil servants, in Ireland as elsewhere, that they believe governments are elected to carry out their will. Such Sir H(...)

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