Bishops seek forgiveness for clergy abuse

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Bishops from all over the world at a Vatican-sponsored conference on clerical sexual abuse will take part in a penitential vigil in Rome, seeking forgiveness for the church's role in preventing abuse. By Alessandro Speciale. 

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Cardinal says bishops must cooperate with police on abuse

VATICAN CITY (RNS) An American cardinal who has jurisdiction over all abuse cases in the Roman Catholic Church said bishops have an obligation to “cooperate” with local law enforcement, but stopped short of mandating that bishops report abuse cases to police. By Alessandro Speciale.