• head Nov 24, 2018

    Pope Taps Experts, US Cardinal to Help Prep For Abuse Summit

    Pope Francis named the Vatican’s top sex abuse investigator and a close U.S. ally to an organizing committee for a February abuse prevention summit that has become a high-stakes credibility test following a new eruption of the scandal in the U.S. and elsewhere this year. Abuse survivors and women working at the Vatican will also contribute to the preparatory committee....

  • New York Mar 19, 2018

    Pope Revives Lapsed Sex Abuse Commission Amid Skepticism

    Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members Saturday, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. The announcement of the new members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors came on the same...

  • New York Mar 12, 2018

    Highlights of Pope Francis' Tenure After 5 Years

    In five years, the world has gotten to know Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the son of Italian immigrants to Argentina who was so self-deprecating that when he emerged on the loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica on March 13, 2013, as Pope Francis, he quipped that his brother cardinals had to search to the “end of the Earth” to find a new...

  • Pope Francis Mar 26, 2017

    Pope's Sex Abuse Board Vows to Go On Without Survivor Member

    Members of Pope Francis’ sex abuse advisory board vowed Sunday to press ahead with their work even without abuse survivors on the panel following the resignation of a respected child advocate....
    The commission wrapped up a plenary Sunday saying it would “find new ways” to ensure people who were abused by clergy shape and inform its work. But no specifics were...

  • President Mar 1, 2017

    Clergy Abuse Survivor Quits Pope's Panel Over Vatican Stonewall

    Frustrated by what she described as Vatican stonewalling, an Irish woman who was sexually abused by clergy quit her post Wednesday on a pontifical panel advising Pope Francis about how to protect minors from such abuse. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors said Marie Collins quit out of “frustration” at an alleged lack of cooperation from other Vatican...

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