A unanimous jury in December found Pope Francis' former finance minister guilty of molesting two 13-year-old choirboys in Melbourne's St. Patrick's Cathedral more than two decades ago.
By Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
A flurry of sex abuse lawsuits were filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases that had been blocked by an old statute of limitations.
By David Klepper, Associated Press
In our news wrap Thursday, more than 200 people in Guam are suing the U.S. territory’s Catholic diocese for sexual abuse dating back to the 1950s. The island’s former archbishop was convicted of sex abuse and cover-up in 2016 but…
Former students at an institute for the deaf say Rev. Nicola Corradi was the force behind years of "indescribable" torment through alleged sexual abuse. Two others are also on trial.
By Almudena Calatrava, Associated Press
By Giada Zampano, Associated Press
Francis received Putin on Thursday in an hour-long audience at the Vatican Apostolic Palace.
By Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press
Based on files dating back to 1950, the list of 50 names posted on the diocese website includes 19 priests and deacons who are still alive. Nearly all have been removed from ministry.
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
The Vatican suggested officials study the ordination of men "even if they have stable families, for the region's most remote areas."…
The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., with nearly 15 million members. Now, it’s facing a reckoning over allegations of sex abuse and concealment revealed by a Houston Chronicle investigation. Judy Woodruff speaks to Rachael…
By Juliet Linderman, Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza, Associated Press
For decades, leaders of the Roman Catholic Church were largely left to police their own. But now, as American bishops gather for a conference to confront the reignited sex-abuse crisis this week, they're facing the most scrutiny ever from secular…
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