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Society

Quebec Catholic dioceses commission external audit into allegations of sexual abuse

Five Quebec Catholic dioceses have commissioned a retired judge to scour through their archives to assess the number and the nature of “well-founded allegations” of sexual abuse of minors made against Catholic clergy and lay staff employed by the church »

Society

Canadian Catholics react to pope’s letter on sex abuse

Reactions vary, but a woman who works with thousands of young Catholics says she and others she has spoken to are encouraged by the pope’s letter vowing to stop sexual abuse by clergy and its coverup. Pope’s letter called ‘very »

Indigenous, International, Politics

Trudeau and Pope Francis discuss reconciliation at the Vatican

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Pope Francis discussed reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples, religious freedom and current ethical issues during a private meeting at the Vatican. The meeting between the pontiff and Trudeau, who was accompanied by his wife, Sophie »