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By Krishan Francis, Associated Press
The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka has urged the government to crack down on Islamic extremists.
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
Gregory, replaces Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who resigned last year after being implicated in covering up sex abuse within the church.
The mandatory reporting provision marks the first time the Vatican has put into law requirements for Catholic officials to report allegations of sex crimes.
By Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
The most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse was sentenced for molesting two choirboys in an Australian cathedral.
By Nicolas Vaux-Montagny, Associated Press
French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin said Thursday he will offer his resignation to Pope Francis, after a court found him guilty of failing to report allegations of sexual abuse of minors by a priest.
In our news wrap Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May asked Parliament to vote for her Brexit deal or vote to leave with no deal. Failing both options, she proposed delaying the UK's EU departure until June. Also, an Australian…
By PBS NewsHour
Strong criticism and admissions of cover-ups marked the third day of the Vatican summit on sexual abuse. Prominent Nigerian nun Veronica Openibo said the Catholic Church has reached a “disgraceful and scandalous place” and a German Cardinal admitted some files…
Pope Francis summoned 190 religious leaders for a four-day tutorial on preventing abuse after the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal erupted again last year.
Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit Thursday by warning senior Catholic figures that the faithful are demanding concrete action against predator priests and not just words of condemnation. Victims then told the bishops of the searing emotional…
On Thursday, Pope Francis opens a historic four-day summit on clerical sex abuse in the Catholic Church, following a year of explosive allegations from Catholic dioceses around the world. Although the pope has vowed not to tolerate misconduct or its…
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