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Polish Catholic church releases first report on clerical sex abuse

WARSAW, Poland — A top Polish Catholic leader, named the first bishops' conference delegate for child protection, welcomed a church report on sexual abuse...

Father Hans Zollner: Church must follow, accept local laws on abuse

VATICAN CITY -- The Catholic Church must respect the law and accept court decisions regarding clerical sexual abuse and its cover-up, said Jesuit Father...

Jailed Cardinal Pell subject to canonical investigation at the Vatican

VATICAN CITY -- The day Australian Cardinal George Pell was jailed in Melbourne after being found guilty of child sexual abuse, the Vatican announced...

Cardinal Pell convicted on five counts; verdict will be appealed

MELBOURNE, Australia — An Australian court found Cardinal George Pell guilty on five charges related to the sexual abuse of two 13-year-old boys; sentencing...

Cardinal DiNardo: ‘Any loopholes’ in how bishops are treated ‘must be...

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican summit on child protection and the clerical sexual abuse crisis affirmed the U.S. bishops' strong belief that bishops and...

Vatican summit concludes; Pope Francis plans new set of laws on...

VATICAN CITY -- While the four-day Vatican summit on the protection of minors has ended, the work to ensure that laws and concrete actions...

Vatican summit: Cardinal tells gathering ‘We confess to shielding guilty, silencing...

VATICAN CITY -- In an opulent Vatican room designed in the 16th century for papal meetings with kings, a cardinal read, "We confess that...

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