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Bishops approve charter changes to widen protection of young people

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Changes in language to clarify several sections of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” were approved...

Vatican team returns to Chile to ‘ask forgiveness’ for clergy sex...

VATICAN CITY — Arriving on his second visit to Chile, Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta said his mission to the country is a sign...

Church praised for proactive response on abuse but warned of complacency

NEW ORLEANS — Despite groundbreaking steps the U.S. Catholic Church has taken to prevent the sexual abuse of minors in the past 16 years,...

Pope seeks forgiveness in Chile for ‘irreparable damage’

SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) -- Pope Francis, in his first formal speech in Chile, asked forgiveness from those who were sexually abused by priests. Addressing government...

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