VATICAN CITY (RNS) — One year after Pope Francis called for a summit of Catholic bishops at the Vatican, abuse survivors flocked to the Eternal City on Thursday to report a lack of progress and accountability in the fight against clergy sex abuse.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — How to deal with bishops' abuse or negligence is the biggest problem ahead for the Vatican conference on clergy sexual abuse meeting in Rome this week.
(RNS) — 'Pennsylvania demonstrated that the church is not honest,' said Tim Lennon, president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.
DUBLIN (RNS) — For many, Pope Francis' visit to Ireland was clouded by the latest revelations of clergy sex abuse in the U.S. and Australia and Catholic bishops' attempts to cover them up.
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.
(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) — The fact that Francis received the eight-page letter, obtained by the AP, challenges his insistence that he has 'zero tolerance' for sex abuse and cover-ups.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The controversy over the case of Bishop Juan Barros dominated Francis' just-ended trip to Chile and exposed his blind spot as far as clerical sex abuse is concerned.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A high-ranking priest working in the Vatican's embassy in Washington has been recalled after U.S. prosecutors asked for him to be charged there and face trial in a child pornography investigation, Vatican and U.S. officials said.
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