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.
Vatican Responds To Grand Jury Report, Calls Abuse 'Criminal And Morally Reprehensible'The Vatican responded on Thursday to a Pennsylvania grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuses by priests and cover-ups by bishops, calling the accusations described in the report "criminal and morally reprehensible."
Theodore McCarrick Resigns From College Of Cardinals In Wake Of Sexual Abuse AllegationsPope Francis has accepted U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick's offer to resign from the College of Cardinals following allegations of sexual abuse.
Vatican Revives Lapsed Sex Abuse Commission Amid SkepticismPope Francis has revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members, after coming under fire for his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.
Cardinal Rebukes Pope Over Comments On Abuse In ChilePope Francis' top adviser on clerical sex abuse implicitly rebuked him over his accusations of slander against Chilean abuse victims.
Fiat Used By Pope During Pennsylvania Visit Up For AuctionThe second of two Fiats used by Pope Francis during his 2015 visit to Philadelphia is going up for auction.
Pope Says He'll Seek Common Ground With Trump, Won't PreachPope Francis says he won't try to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to soften his policies on immigration and the environment.