In a letter, a former apostolic nuncio to the United States accuses the pontiff of covering up the abuses of Card McCarrick. For Secretary of the Commission on catechesis, "sex scandals and accusations are things that concern the West. He is the true representative of Christ and we have confidence in his leadership of the universal Church. We do not possess the qualities to judge it.
Sex abuse scandal: Pakistani Church supports Pope Francis
More arrests in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal
Observer News Service August 8, ISLAMABAD: The discovery of videos of more than children being sexually abused in a village in Pakistani Punjab has prompted a top child protection official to call for a federal inquiry, media report said on Saturday. Most of the victims were under 14 and they included a six-year-old boy who was forced to perform a homosexual act and a year-old schoolgirl who was filmed being molested by a year-old boy, Pakistani daily The Nation reported. A gang of about 25 young men and teenagers allegedly arranged the abuse and then used the videos to blackmail the children and their families to hand over millions of rupees. Some children stole gold ornaments from their parents to pay off their abusers to keep their ordeal secret. The abuse began in and continued until one year ago, police said. They seized more than videos depicting the assaults, and many of the parents have identified their children as the victims in the footage.
The Kasur child sexual abuse scandal is a series of child sexual abuses that occurred in Hussain Khanwala village in Kasur District , Punjab , Pakistan from to , culminating in a major political scandal in After the discovery of hundreds of video clips showing children performing forced sex acts , various Pakistani media organizations estimated that to children, most of them male, were victims of sexual abuse. The scandal caused nationwide outrage,  among allegations that the Punjab police and Malik Ahmad Saeed Khan , Kasur's Member of the Provincial Assembly from the ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz , were involved in an attempted cover-up of the abuse. It is cited by both news agencies and government departments as the largest child abuse scandal in Pakistan's history.
Pakistan is in the middle of a sex scandal and three of its Opposition leaders, including a former prime minister have come under scanner. Ritchie has made the allegations during a Facebook Live session. She said that she was raped by then home minister Rehman Malik in , saying that the incident took place at his residence where her drink was drugged.