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Pope expels Chilean priest found guilty of sex abuse

VATICAN CITY -- A priest who was once hailed as a champion of human rights in Chile was expelled from the priesthood by Pope...

Australian archbishop, convicted of abuse cover-up, stepping aside for now

ADELAIDE, Australia -- Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide, who faces a maximum penalty of two years in jail for failing to inform police about...

Chile’s bishops offer resignations after meeting pope on sex abuse

VATICAN CITY -- Every bishop in Chile offered his resignation to Pope Francis after a three-day meeting at the Vatican to discuss the clerical...

Saginaw church records, computers seized in probe of abuse allegations

SAGINAW, Mich. -- The news that law enforcement authorities served the Saginaw Diocese with a search warrant March 22 was "distressing and disheartening for...

Pope apologizes to sex abuse victims, defends accused Chilean bishop

Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM PERU -- Pope Francis apologized to victims of clergy sex abuse, saying he unknowingly wounded them by...

Pope meets with survivors of clergy sex abuse in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Pope Francis met in private Jan. 16 with survivors of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy, a Vatican spokesman said, but his...

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