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Pope Francis admits mistake in approving lenient sanctions against priest abuser

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has endorsed an approach of “zero tolerance” toward all members of the church guilty of sexually abusing...

Cardinal calls alleged Vatican resistance to child protection a ‘cliché’

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s doctrinal chief dismissed accusations that some Vatican officials are resisting recommendations on best practices for protecting children...

Vatican commission launches child protection website

VATICAN CITY — The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has launched a beta version of its website in English and has included...

Talk to new bishops does not change guidelines on abuse, Vatican...

  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A talk given to new bishops during a Vatican-sponsored course does not represent new guidelines on the church's response...

Commission on sex abuse votes that member take leave of absence

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The papal commission on child protection voted that one of its members, a survivor of abuse and victims’advocate, take...

Pope OKs plan to investigate, judge bishops who fail to act...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has approved new procedures for the Vatican to investigate and judge claims of “abuse of office” by...

Sex abuse panel members discuss Chilean bishop’s appointment with cardinal

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Four lay members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors met with one of Pope Francis’ top...

Vatican says no reason found to ‘preclude’ Chilean bishop’s appointment

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The appointment of a controversial bishop in Chile was made after a careful review found no “objective reasons” to...

Abuse survivor says new Vatican panel must achieve real change

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — The lone clerical abuse survivor nominated by Pope Francis to sit on the new Pontifical Commission for the Protection of...

Boston cardinal, abuse survivor named to Vatican panel on protecting minors

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, four women— including a survivor of clerical sex abuse — two Jesuit priests...

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