Those being investigated are suspected of sharing "child and youth pornographic content" including "fictitious and/or real acts of abuse" in anonymous online discussion forums and chat groups.
Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell appeared in an Australian court for an appeal hearing against his convictions for sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s.
Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson will be eligible for parole in six months, during which he will serve his home detention at his sister's house. His lawyer says he will appeal the one-year home detention sentence.
Messages of sexual abuse survivors were released in a book to mark the end of a five-year investigation which heard reports of abuse occuring in more than 4,000 institutions.
Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' chief financial adviser and Australia's most senior Catholic, is the highest-ranking Vatican official to ever be charged in the church's long-running sexual abuse scandal.
The AP uncovers roughly 17,000 official reports of sexual assaults by students from fall 2011 to spring 2015. The suffering of Chaz Wing is just one story among many.
Child sex abuse whistleblower says impunity and lack of accountability of offenders led to his resignation.
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