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By David McFadden, David Crary, Associated Press
Several Roman Catholic bishops on Tuesday urged colleagues at their national meeting to take some sort of action on the clergy sex abuse crisis despite a Vatican order to delay voting on key proposals.
In an abrupt change of plans, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened a national meeting Monday by announcing it will delay for at least several months any votes on proposed new steps to address the clergy…
By Associated Press
Attorney General Karl Racine announced the move Tuesday during a regular breakfast meeting among Washington officials.
By Dan Cooney, Courtney Norris
The U.S. Department of Justice is launching an investigation into child sex abuse within Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic churches, the latest fallout of widespread allegations made public by a grand jury probe this summer. Here’s a timeline of events since the…
People familiar with the probe say federal prosecutors have served subpoenas on dioceses across the state.
Pope Francis accepted Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s resignation with a controversial letter defending him. Wuerl was under pressure to step down after a Pennsylvania grand jury report implicated him in covering up sexual abuse. John Yang speaks to John Carr of…
By Joshua Barajas
Pope Francis sent embattled Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl a letter Friday that accepted his resignation while also defending him, saying there was a difference between a cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic church and the official's "mistakes."…
By David Crary, Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
Pope Francis appeared to accept Wuerl's resignation reluctantly and asked him to stay on in a temporary capacity until a new archbishop is found.
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
Pope Francis has authorized a "thorough study" of Vatican archives into how a prominent American cardinal advanced through church ranks despite allegations that he slept with seminarians and young priests.
In our news wrap Tuesday, Pope Francis acknowledged that the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandals are driving people away from the church and that the church needs to address those concerns honestly. Also, Iran has issued a new threat to…
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