Vatican

  • Cardinal Theodore McCarrick resigns amid sexual abuse scandal

    Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington and prominent diplomat at the center of a mushrooming sexual abuse scandal dating back decades, has resigned, the Vatican announced on Saturday. In a statement, the Vatican said: “Yesterday evening the Holy Father received the letter in which Cardinal Theodore...
  • Amid Pornography Case, Vatican Recalls Priest From Washington Embassy

    VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has recalled a high-ranking priest working as a diplomat in the Holy See’s embassy in Washington after American authorities sought to strip his immunity and potentially charge him with possession of child pornography, the Vatican said Friday. In a statement, the Vatican said that it...
  • Juan Barros case: Chile sex abuse letter contradicts Pope over ‘cover-up’

    Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim of cleric Fernando Karadima in the 1980s, accused fellow priest Juan Barros of witnessing the abuse and doing nothing. The Pope caused outrage after a visit to Chile last month by defending Bishop Barros. The Vatican refused to comment on the letter when approached...
  • Amid Pornography Case, Vatican Recalls Priest From Washington Embassy

    VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has recalled a high-ranking priest working as a diplomat in the Holy See’s embassy in Washington after American authorities sought to strip his immunity and potentially charge him with possession of child pornography, the Vatican said Friday. In a statement, the Vatican said that...
  • Senior Catholic Church officials have rarely faced charges in child sex abuse; here are a few who did

    Victims rights groups have long complained that criminal accountability for the sexual abuse of children by members of the Roman Catholic clergy has rarely extended above the level of priests, despite evidence that bishops and archbishops knew about many of the suspected crimes — and in some cases played...
  • Sex abuse scandal has followed Cardinal George Pell for decades

    In 1993, George Pell was a rising star in the Catholic Church in Australia, his résumé sterling, his ambition well-known. After receiving a PhD from Oxford, he spent more than a decade as education vicar in the Victorian city of Ballarat, then rose to become auxiliary bishop of Melbourne....
  • George Pell: If police charge the Catholic Archbishop, we’re in uncharted territory

    Cardinal Pell strenuously denies the allegations made against him. The Ballarat-born 75-year-old is potentially the pope in waiting. All it takes is for Pope Francis to die suddenly, and one of the 120-odd Cardinals will be the next pope. It could be Cardinal Pell. Cardinal Pell is the head...
  • MEXICAN CHURCH ACCUSED OF MASS SEX ABUSE COVER-UP

    OAXACA, Mexico (ChurchMilitant.com) – A Mexican archbishop is being accused of protecting a priest many claim abused up to 100 children. In a press conference held Tuesday, multiple priests and activists charged José Luis Chávez Botello, the archbishop of Antequere-Oaxaca, with intentionally concealing sexual abuse reportedly perpetrated by a diocesan...
  • NUN PAEDO ARREST

    A JAPANESE nun has been arrested and charged on suspicion of helping priests sexually abuse deaf children at an Argentinean school. Kosaka Kumiko was accused of helping priests with anal and vaginal rapes, fondling and oral sex, which were allegedly committed in the bathrooms, dormitories, garden and a basement at the...
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