Cardinal George Pell, a former Vatican treasurer, is the most senior member of the Catholic Church to be convicted of child sex abuse.
Pope Francis said people can't spend their whole lives accusing the church of wrongdoings.
The existence of internal guidelines was revealed to a man seeking answers from the church after he found out his biological father was a priest.
"Conjuring up personified evil does not fall under free speech."
Some of the alleged incidents date back to the 1960s, and five names have never been made public before.
The new report details allegations dating back from 1946 and implicates 4.4 percent of the German Catholic Church's clerics over that period.
"Many young people do not turn to us for anything because they don't feel we have anything meaningful to say," the Pope conceded.
American clergy met with the pope at the Vatican to discuss the sex abuse crisis in the church.
The media's attempts to cover for Francis because of their love for his politics is vile.
A former high-ranking Vatican official says that Pope Francis covered up allegations of sexual abuse in the church
Frederick Markle is reportedly a self-proclaimed Catholic bishop with no parishioners.
While still predominately Catholic, Ireland has voted to legalize abortion.
Police believe the violent attack was in retaliation for the recent Pennsylvania grand jury report.
Investigators were trying to locate the rogue reverend, Bishop Edward Burns told churchgoers on Sunday.
The Philippine leader has previously called God "stupid" and a "son of a bitch," raising concerns in the mostly Catholic nation.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl responded to a scathing grand jury report detailing allegations that thousands of Pennsylvania children were sexually abused since the 1940s.
One victim testified that the article put out by the Boston Globe emboldened him to come forward with his own story of abuse.
The priest worked at Disney World for 18 years after leaving the Pennsylvania church.
Paolo Glaentzer, 70, said "the devil tripped me" into abusing the girl.
The names of those on the list will be removed from all buildings, hallways and places of honor.
Researchers say there is no truth to claims that the artifact covered the body of Jesus Christ.