(RNS) — As the Catholic sexual abuse crisis has rolled on, the demand that the bishops be held accountable has become the focus of inquiries from the Vatican to attorney general offices across the U.S.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis referred to clerics who abuse children as 'tools of Satan.'
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — 'The Vatican may destroy documents, may restrict our access for justice, but … we are the evidence of the abuse,' said an advocate for abuse survivors.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — "We have to be respectful … of their concerns, but, at the same time, make sure that does not allow for a justification of secrecy,” Cardinal Blase Cupich said.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The challenge for the nearly 200 assembled clerics at the Vatican this week is to find concrete measures that the global church can agree on — and that will satisfy abuse victims.