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June 11, 2018 6:44 PM Pope Accepts Resignation of Chilean Bishop in Abuse Scandal

Bishop Barros is accused of failing to report sex abuse by another priest ROME—Pope Francis accepted Monday the resignation of a Chilean bishop accused of failing to report sex abuse, in a case that has led to the biggest scandal of the current pontificate and proved a test of its commitment to fighting clerical abuse. The Vatican announced that the pope had accepted 54

June 11, 2018 5:09 PM Vatican-backed family rally to have workshop welcoming gays

VATICAN CITY – The Catholic Church's upcoming big family rally in Ireland will feature workshops on hot-button issues facing Catholic families, including priestly sexual abuse, weathering divorce and ministering to lesbian and gay faithful. Pope Francis will join the rally for the final two days, Aug. 25-26, presiding over the final Mass in Dublin 69

June 7, 2018 2:49 PM Abuse survivors launch global bishop accountability effort

GENEVA – Some of the most prominent figures in the fight against sexual abuse in the Catholic Church are joining forces in a new international effort to end abuse and the impunity of bishops and religious superiors who enable it. The multinational initiative, End Clergy Abuse, was announced Thursday at a press conference in Geneva. One after another 75

June 3, 2018 3:40 PM Pope: new bishop replaces convicted Australian cleric

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has appointed a bishop to administer an Australian archdiocese whose archbishop was convicted of covering up for a pedophile priest. The Vatican said Sunday that Bishop Gregory O'Kelly, an Adelaide native, will serve as apostolic administrator for the Adelaide archdiocese. Two weeks ago, Archbishop Philip Wilson became the most senior 55

May 31, 2018 12:35 PM Vatican Chile abuse investigators return on pastoral mission

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican team of investigators that uncovered wide-scale priestly sexual abuse and cover-up in Chile is going back to the country on a pastoral mission to the diocese of Osorno. Spokesman Greg Burke said Thursday that the visit to Osorno by Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Monsignor Jordi Bertomeu was not investigative in nature but pastoral 78

May 21, 2018 1:54 PM Pope’s Handling of Sex-Abuse Case Shows Political Savvy

After drawing criticism for his approach, Pope Francis has assumed the role of reformer VATICAN CITY—Three months ago, Pope Francis was at the low point of his five-year pontificate in terms of public image and credibility. His top adviser on child protection, Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley, had publicly rebuked him for statements that the cardinal 62

May 16, 2018 7:47 AM Australian court staffer fired for reading cardinal charges

Australian court staffer fired for reading cardinal charges An Australian state court employee has been fired for looking up in a restricted computer system details of charges facing a senior Vatican cleric, court officials said on Wednesday. Details of the charges facing Australian Cardinal George Pell in the Victoria state County Court have not been made public 68

May 6, 2018 10:47 AM Pope prays for peace in Central African Republic

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has offered a prayer in St. Peter's Square for an end to violence in the deeply impoverished Central African Republic, which he visited 2½ years ago. Francis during his traditional Sunday blessing recalled the serious violence in recent days that left many, including a priest, dead. He called for an end to vendettas "to construct 62

May 5, 2018 2:34 PM The Pope's Famous Swiss Guards Are Swapping Their Metal Helmets for 3-D Printed Plastic

(VATICAN CITY) — The world’s oldest standing army is getting some new headgear. The Swiss Guards plan to replace their metal helmets with plastic PVC ones made with a 3-D printer, giving the pope’s army cooler and more comfortable headgear when standing guard for hours at a time. The Swiss Guards unveiled the helmet prototype before their annual swearing-in 60

May 5, 2018 10:38 AM Pope urges Neocatechumenal missionaries to respect cultures

ROME – Pope Francis is urging one of the Catholic Church's biggest missionary movements to respect different cultures and not try to conquer souls as it spreads the faith around the world. Francis headlined a rally Saturday marking the 50th anniversary of the Neocatechumenal Way's arrival in Rome. The community founded in Spain in the 1960s seeks to train 56