Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the bishop at the center of Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal and two others, launching a purge of a Catholic Church that has lost its credibility under an avalanche of accusations of abuse and…
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members Saturday, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their…
By Corinne Segal
A papal decree issued on Saturday says bishops who are negligent in sexual abuse cases may be removed from their office.
By Richard Lardner, Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press
Child sex offenders make up the largest category of inmates in U.S. military prisons, yet a full accounting of their crimes and how much time they're actually locked up is shielded by an opaque system of justice, an Associated Press…
By PBS NewsHour
On the PBS NewsHour tonight, we examine repercussions of drug store chain CVS ending tobacco sales. Also, a U.N. panel critiques the Vatican’s priest sex abuse response, Rep. George Miller on raising the minimum wage, California struggles to enroll Latinos…
Report Finds Penn State Shares Responsibility in Sandusky Abuse Case…
Special correspondent Saul Gonzalez reports from Ireland, where the Catholic Church continues to reel from the allegations and resignations surrounding the child sex abuse scandal.
As part of a weeklong series of reports from the Vatican, Margaret Warner reports on the impact of the child sex abuse scandals on the faithful in Rome and on Pope Benedict XVI and his advisers.
Pope Benedict celebrated his fifth anniversary as head of the Catholic Church under continuing scrutiny over the Church's handling of sexual abuse allegations. Tom Bearden reports from Denver on the reaction of American Catholics to the scandals plaguing the Vatican.
Judy Woodruff talks to David Gibson, religion writer for Politics Daily, as charges of misconduct mount in Catholic dioceses around the world.
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