St. Peter's Basilica, the largest Catholic church in the world
Theodore Edgar McCarrick (born 1930), ordered in 2018 by Pope Francis to a life of prayer and penance. Found guilty of sexual crimes against adults and minors and abuse of power, he was dismissed from the clergy in February 2019. He is the most senior church official in modern times to be laicized and is the first cardinal laicized for sexual misconduct.
Pope Francis making a speech in the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (2018). The Catholic Church in Chile in 2018 suffered one of the worst of the worldwide Catholic sexual abuse cases, including the Fernando Karadima case, resulting in several convictions and resignations.
Catholic Church percentage by country
2011 graffiti in Portugal depicting a priest chasing two children
Rome, 2007. March organized by Facciamo Breccia against the interference of the Catholic Church in Italian Politics. The placard says: If Ratzinger really wants to play inquisitor that much, why doesn't he go deal with his pedophile priests?

Catholic priest from Ireland, and child molester, who allegedly used his position to gain access to his victims.

- Seán Fortune

In the wake of the broadcast of a BBC Television documentary, Suing the Pope, which highlighted the case of Seán Fortune, one of the most notorious clerical sexual offenders, the Irish government initiated an official inquiry into the allegations of clerical sexual abuse in the Irish Roman Catholic Diocese of Ferns.

- Catholic Church sexual abuse cases
St. Peter's Basilica, the largest Catholic church in the world

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