VATICAN CITY (AP) — The synod, which begins Wednesday (Oct. 3), is bringing together 266 bishops from five continents for talks on helping young people find their vocations in life.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a new missive, Pope Francis' critic, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, subtly paints as the protector of the Catholic Church.
KAUNAS, Lithuania (AP) — He denounced those who get caught up in debating who was more virtuous in the past and fail to address the tasks of the present — an apparent reference to historic revisionism.
(AP) — Francis on Thursday accepted the resignation of a West Virginia bishop, Michael Bransfield, who has been accused of sexually harassing adults.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The February meeting at the Vatican is believed to be the first of its kind, and signals a realization at the highest levels of the church that clergy sex abuse is a global problem.
ROME (AP) — Cardinal Raymond Burke said Pope Francis still needs to respond to a set of questions that he and three other conservative cardinals posed over a year ago about Francis’ opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis declined to confirm or deny claims that he knew about sexual misconduct allegations against the former archbishop of Washington but rehabilitated him anyway.
KNOCK, Ireland (AP) — Pope Francis, who is on a weekend visit to Ireland, told the hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for Mass that he met Saturday with victims of all sorts of abuses.
DUBLIN (AP) — The letter accuses Pope Francis of having initially rehabilitated Cardinal Theodore McCarrick despite being informed of his penchant for young seminarians in 2013, soon after Francis was elected pope.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cases of Catholic priests raping and molesting children, and of bishops covering up for them, have erupted on nearly every continent in recent years.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pope's letter to Catholics around the world comes in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — 'It's not enough to just say sorry,' said Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. 'Structures that permit or facilitate abuse must be broken down, and broken down forever.'
(RNS) — "We can't effectively prevent the sexual abuse of minors or vulnerable adults by clergy while habitual and widespread failures in celibacy are quietly tolerated," said a Catholic seminary official.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two of Pope Francis' top communications advisers — an Italian Jesuit and an Argentine Protestant pastor — penned 'The Prosperity Gospel: Dangerous and Different' for the current issue of the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica, published Wednesday.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Francis urged governments to honor their Paris commitments and said institutions like the IMF and World Bank had important roles to play in encouraging reforms promoting sustainable development.