An Orange march which was to pass a church where a Catholic priest was spat on has been re-routed after police warned of potential for significant disorder.
A retired priest is to be extradited from Canada to face historical child abuse charges in Scotland.
The most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse has been sentenced to six years in prison for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral more than 20 years ago.
Pope Francis has opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit by offering senior Catholic leaders 21 proposals to punish predators and keep children safe, warning that the faithful are demanding concrete action and not just words.
Pope Francis has defrocked former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said on Saturday.
INVESTIGATION: Church files reveal Scots Catholic priests have been accused of abuse 126 times but never reported
ALLEGATIONS of abuse have been made 126 times against Catholic priests in Scotland over the last 70 years, according to church documents.
THE Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry will today publish its findings from evidence it has heard about the Smyllum Park orphanage in Lanark.