Vatican Orders U.S. Bishops To Delay Votes On Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal ReformsThe United States Council of Catholic Bishops gathered in Baltimore to take on the church abuse scandal, but in a letter to their assembly, Pope Francis ordered that their reforms be put on hold.
Pope Francis On Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: 'All Of Us Are Wounded By This Inhuman Act Of Violence'Pope Francis is grieving with Pittsburgh's Jewish community following the massacre at a synagogue, denouncing the "inhuman act of violence" and praying for an end to the "flames of hatred" that fueled it.
Lawyer For Victims Of Alleged Clergy Abuse Skeptical Of Wuerl's Resignation: 'Lightest Possible Slap On The Wrist'Pope Francis has accepted Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s resignation; but for some, the action is being greeted with skepticism.
Pope Accepts Cardinal Wuerl's Resignation Amid Sex Abuse Cover-Up ScandalPope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who is implicated in a sex abuse cover-up scandal.
Pope Francis OKs Study Of Vatican Archives Into Theodore McCarrick ScandalPope Francis has authorized a "thorough study" of Vatican archives into how a prominent American cardinal advanced through church ranks despite allegations that he slept with seminarians and young priests, the Vatican said Saturday in its first response to explosive allegations of a cover-up that is roiling the papacy.
Pope Admits Catholic Church Has Lost Credibility Over Sex Abuse ScandalPope Francis told a crowd of young people in the Estonian capital Tallinn on Tuesday that he understood that many of them were "upset" by the sexual abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church and that the institution had lost credibility as a result.
Pope Defrocks Priest Amid Sex Abuse ScandalPope Francis has expelled the Rev. Cristian Precht Bañados of Chile, according to a statement from the Archdiocese of Santiago.
Wheeling-Charleston Bishop Resigns As Vatican OKs Investigation Into Sexual Harassment AllegationsThe Vatican has authorized an investigation into a West Virginia bishop accused of sexual harassment of adults.
Cardinal Wuerl To Meet With Pope Francis About Stepping DownCardinal Donald Wuerl now says he will travel to Rome to discuss his possible resignation with Pope Francis
Cardinal Donald Wuerl To Meet With Pope Francis On Potential RetirementCardinal Donald Wuerl, leader of the Archdiocese of Washington D.C., has recently come under criticism after the release of the grand jury report on sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania diocese.
Pope Apologizes For Catholic Church 'Crimes' In Ireland Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology Sunday for the "crimes" of the Catholic Church in Ireland,
Protesters To Greet Pope In Dublin Amid Sex Abuse ScandalAs Pope Francis prepares to celebrate Mass with half a million faithful in Dublin on Sunday afternoon, thousands are expected to take to the streets in protest over clerical sexual abuse amid an intensifying outcry over Church-related scandals spanning the globe.
Pope Francis: Failure To Adequately Address ‘Repugnant Crimes’ Is Source Of ShamePope Francis said Saturday that he shares the outrage over the failures of church authorities to punish the "repugnant crimes" of priests who raped and molested children.
‘We Showed No Care For The Little Ones’: Pope Condemns Priestly Sex Abuse & Cover-UpPope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of priestly sexual abuse and cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church.