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It is hoped the tribunals would speed up abuse cases

The Vatican confirmed that the Pope’s meetings are regular and ongoing

Cardinal Cupich called for a ‘paradigm shift’ in pastoral practice and said that the Pope recognised the need to ‘listen’ to abuse survivors

The Pope said he told Chilean prelates to ‘reject every compromise with the sexual abuse of minors’

The Pope also hinted that the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors would be reconstituted soon

Pope Francis held a private meeting with survivors during his visit to Chile

Peter Ball is reportedly in discussions about joining the Catholic Diocese of Clifton

Fr Joseph Jiang sued the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests after abuse claims against him were dismissed

An Inquiry into child sex abuse heard that priests should be forced to reveal Confessions in such cases

The mooted reforms could strengthen the Vatican’s response to abuse – as long as the canonical process is respected