Pope compares child sex abuse to ‘human sacrifice’ at landmark Vatican summit

Pope compares child sex abuse to ‘human sacrifice’ at landmark Vatican summit

UPDATED: Pope Francis on Sunday compared the sexual abuse of children to human sacrifice as he addressed the Catholic Church's top bishops at the end of a landmark summit to tackle paedophilia.

Church files on paedophile priests ‘destroyed’, cardinal admits

Church files on paedophile priests ‘destroyed’, cardinal admits

World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

Vatican arrests ex-diplomat in child sex abuse probe

Vatican arrests ex-diplomat in child sex abuse probe

Vatican removes Guam bishop for sexual abuse

Vatican removes Guam bishop for sexual abuse

Vatican revives pope’s sexual abuse panel

Vatican revives pope’s sexual abuse panel

Former victim leaves Vatican child sex abuse commission

Former victim leaves Vatican child sex abuse commission

‘I get paedophilia, not gays’: Italian priest

‘I get paedophilia, not gays’: Italian priest

Ex-archbishop dies ahead of child abuse trial

Ex-archbishop dies ahead of child abuse trial

First senior cleric faces trial for paedophilia

First senior cleric faces trial for paedophilia

Anti-paedophile raids in 16 Italian cities

Anti-paedophile raids in 16 Italian cities

Boy abused and sold for sex online by dad

Boy abused and sold for sex online by dad

Teacher probed over child abuse claims

Teacher probed over child abuse claims

‘Pope has done nothing’ over child abuse

‘Pope has done nothing’ over child abuse

Pope defends Church on rooting out child abuse

Pope defends Church on rooting out child abuse

Catholic teacher in Milan arrested for paedophilia

Catholic teacher in Milan arrested for paedophilia

Priest must pay €700,000 over alleged child abuse

Priest must pay €700,000 over alleged child abuse