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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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01 Feb 2015
'The Guardian' reports on the increasing crackdown on paedophilia within the Catholic Church with the revelation that two cases of child pornography possession were uncovered within the actual walls of the Vatican last year. Following worldwide...
15 Apr 2014
‘Times of Malta’ reports that Pope Francis made a public plea for forgiveness for the crimes committed against children by the Catholic Church. He asked for forgiveness on behalf of all of the clergy who have sexually abused children....
26 Mar 2014
‘Chicago Tribune’ reports that the Pope has appointed an Irish woman – who was molested by a member of the clergy as a child – to the* core group of experts meant to help fight such abuses within the Catholic Church*. The...
06 Mar 2014
‘The Boston Globe’ reports that Pope Francis has issued as strong statement in defense of the Catholic church and Pope Benedict XVI regarding matters of child exploitation. The Pope said that the Catholic church has moved toward...
11 Feb 2014
‘CBS News’ reports that the Vatican has reacted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child report publish last week, which strongly criticized the Vatican for how it has handled child abuse cases, by accusing the Committee of being...
06 Feb 2014
‘The Wall Street Journal’ reports that the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has issued a report that criticizes the way that the Vatican has handled sex abuse cases by members of the clergy. The reports advises the...
21 Jan 2014
‘BBC News’ reports that the Vatican defrocked over 400 priests in a two year period over child abuse claims. This number is part of the data received from the UN Committee hearing in Geneva. The Vatican spokesman initially said that the...
16 Jan 2014
‘BBC News’ reports that the Vatican will have to defend itself publicly and at length against allegations of child abuse for the first time. The Vatican will be questioned by the UN Committee in Geneva on allegations of the sexual abuse...
07 Jan 2014
‘Metro’ reports that a Vatican delegation is due to appear before the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on January 16 as part of an investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy around the world and...
09 Dec 2013
‘Voice of America’ reports that the Vatican is to set up a special committee to improve measures to protect children against sexual abuse within the Church. The commission of experts would “study these issues and bring concrete...

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