World Dec 18

Pope Francis talks with cardinals during a July consistory meeting at the Vatican. Photo provided by the Vatican via Reuters
Church credibility at risk over sex abuse, Vatican committee says

The Vatican on Tuesday released the first details of Pope Francis' upcoming high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit, making clear that bishops attending the gathering must reach out to victims before they get to Rome and that accountability is very much…

Thirty years ago, American church officials were warned of the coming consequences of the sexual molestation of children by priests and clerics. Over the decades, revelations of abuse and subsequent cover-ups have erupted across the country. As Pope Francis arrives…

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