Pope: Vatican meeting aims to ‘shed full light’ on sex abuse
Pope Francis says next month's meeting of bishops from around the world aims to "shed full light" on clergy sex abuse and covers-ups. Speaking to diplomats Monday at the Vatican, Francis called the abuse of minors "one of the vilest and most heinous crimes conceivable." He said the church was working ...
Cardinal on trial in France’s biggest church sex abuse trial
A Catholic cardinal and five others are going on trial in France accused of covering up for a pedophile priest who abused Boy Scouts. It's France's most important church sex abuse case yet, and poses a new challenge for the Vatican amid growing French demands for a reckoning with clergy sexual ...
US clergy abuse survivors demand inclusion in Vatican reforms
Two survivors' advocacy groups have sent an open letter to Pope Francis asking to be a part of a historic gathering that Catholic leader called for in February at the Vatican, to discuss the ongoing crisis roiling the church
Pope unlikely to visit North Korea next year, Vatican says
Given Pope Francis' set schedule, landmark visit is not likely to come next year, a Vatican official says
US briefs Iraq Chaldean head, Vatican on aid after critique
A senior American diplomat briefed the leader of Iraq's Chaldean Catholics on U.S. development aid Wednesday after the cardinal accused the United States of failing to help rebuild Christian villages devastated by the Islamic State group. Mark Green, administrator of the State Department's USAID development agency, said he disagreed with Cardinal ...
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