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."
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 Law, Central Figure In Church Abuse Scandal, Dies At 86Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked what would become the worst crisis in American Catholicism, died early Wednesday.
Australian Police Charge Vatican Cardinal With Sex Assault OffensesAustralian police say they are charging a top Vatican cardinal with historical sexual assault offenses.
Pope Indefinitely Extends Special Permission On AbortionPope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve women of the "grave sin" of abortion.
UN Chief To Open Vatican Climate Change ConferenceU.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis' highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.
Report: Pope Francis To Visit PennsylvaniaPope Francis will visit the United States next year, his first U.S visit since becoming Pope in 2013.
Polish Hill Church Marking Historic Canonization By Enshrining RelicImmaculate Heart of Mary Church in Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill section will mark Sunday’s canonization of two popular 20th century popes with a special ceremony involving a relic of Pope John Paul II’s.
Benedict To Join In Double Sainthood CeremonyRetired pontiff Benedict XVI will help Pope Francis celebrate the sainthood ceremony Sunday for John Paul II and John XXIII, setting the stage for an unprecedented occurrence of two living popes canonizing two of their predecessors. About 1 million pilgrims are expected at the event and many were flooding into Rome on Saturday.
Gov. Corbett Meets Pope, Encourages Him To Visit Pa. Last night, the Vatican canceled a private meeting Gov. Tom Corbett was scheduled to have with Pope Francis in Rome.
Boy Refuses To Leave Pope's Side During Vatican EventA little boy stole the show at the Vatican over the weekend after he climbed on stage to greet Pope Francis and wouldn't leave.
Vatican Says Westmoreland Co. Churches Must Pair TogetherThe Vatican has cleared the way for the pairing of two Westmoreland County parishes.
Late Pope John Paull II Cleared For Sainthood, Has Local TiesWhen Pope John Paul II wanted someone to design the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in the Vatican -- the job fell to Pittsburgh architect Lou Astorino -- who went to Rome to meet him.
Pope Francis Clears John Paul II For SainthoodPope Francis has cleared John Paul II for sainthood, approving a miracle attributed to his intercession.