Catholic Church facing potential multi-million dollar payouts as sex abuse victims sue [Jan 16]

THE Catholic Church is facing a potential multi-million dollar bill as dozens of angry sex assault victims sue, demanding it pay for their suffering.In the last 12 months, 19 ­Supreme Court lawsuits have been filed against former Ballarat bishop Ronald Mulkearns, who was in charge when some of Australia’s most notorious paedophiles were active in…

Roman Catholic Church in Scotland issues apology for child abuse – BBC News

“Such actions are inexcusable and intolerable. The harm the perpetrators of abuse have caused is first and foremost to their victims, but it extends far beyond them, to their families and friends, as well as to the church and wider society.”