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.