Clergy Sex Abuse

Matt Rourke / AP

Pennsylvania's top state prosecutor says investigations remain underway after 1,862 calls were made to his office's clergy abuse hotline in the 12 months since a landmark grand jury report exposed decades of child abuse within the state's Roman Catholic dioceses.

Amy Sisk / WESA

Pope Francis called for an “all-out battle” against child abuse this weekend at the end of a four-day summit that brought bishops and other church leaders from around the world to the Vatican.

The meeting, focused on clergy sex abuse, came six months after a Pennsylvania grand jury last year detailed accusations over a span of several decades against 300 priests in six diocese across the state.

Virginia Alvino Young / 90.5 WESA

Survivors of clergy sex abuse within the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh can now apply for compensation. A website for the voluntary program where claims can be submitted went live Tuesday.