The scandal was triggered by criticism of the church’s handling of sex abuse by priests in the West German city.
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The bishop was prohibited following an investigation into accusations of negligence in cases of sex abuse committed by priests subordinate to him.
Two documents issued by the pope back practices that have been in place in some countries, particularly the US, such as reporting suspicion of sex abuse to civil authorities where required by law.
Pope Francis on Tuesday said young people are turned off by the Catholic Church because of sex abuse and financial scandals.
A leading Roman Catholic cardinal and key adviser to Pope Francis called on Tuesday for the Vatican to “swiftly and decisively” adopt strict policies for cases of sexual abuse involving bishops and top clergy.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said if all states and institutions across Australia opt in the scheme could provide support to around 60,000 people.
The prosecutors said the court heard that Huckle, who pleaded guilty to 71 offences, had used his position as a teacher since 2005 to befriend families in Malaysia and gain access to the children he abused
Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican Envoy, said rather this week’s session should focus strictly on the convention, which defines torture as state-sponsored violence for such purposes as punishment, coercion or discrimination