A distraught Pope Francis again pledged justice for the victims of sexual abuse by members of the Catholic Church, following the devastating report which revealed that former Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI failed to act in several cases of abuse, almost a cover-up, while a bishop in Germany.
Following on the recent approval in California of a bill describing the removal of the condom during a consensual sexual relation as sexual abuse or even a crime, Chilean lawmakers have made a similar presentation before Congress.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday announced he would resign effective in a fortnight following a report from Federal Prosecutor Letitia James which details his alleged sexual harassment of female staffers.
Pope Francis rejected the offer of resignation from the Archbishop of Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx on Thursday, who had told the pope he would step down amid the sexual abuse crisis.
A Vatican court heard graphic descriptions of sexual abuse on Wednesday as two priests went on trial, one charged with repeatedly raping an altar boy in a youth seminary and the other of covering up the attacks.
A former choirboy who accused Australian Cardinal George Pell of molesting him said on Wednesday he accepts the top Vatican acquittal, but urged survivors of child sex abuse to keep coming forward.
British politicians turned a blind eye to the sexual abuse of children and actively covered up allegations over decades, an independent inquiry into historical sex offences in Westminster found on Tuesday. The inquiry did not find evidence of an organised paedophile network in its examination of the period, covering the 1960s through until the 1990s.
At least 175 children were sexually assaulted by priests belonging to an ultra-conservative Mexican branch of the Roman Catholic Church, according to an internal report published over the weekend.
Hundreds of women demanding protection from Mexico City's police force took to the streets after a number of high-profile sexual assault cases involving serving officers. To shouts of I do believe you! and My friends protect me, you don't, the initially peaceful rally ended with some participants lighting a fire on the second floor of a police building and vandalizing a bus station.
Two priests and a gardener appeared in court on Monday to face charges of sexually abusing deaf children in their care, in a case that has sent shockwaves through Argentina's Catholic church.