SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The pontiff said in a letter to the Chilean church's Episcopal Conference that he is 'impressed by the reflection, discernment and decisions' taken by bishops when they met last week.
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(RNS) — The truly bad news of the scandal, of course, has been the horrible abuse of children and the negative effects of the abuse will be with them for the rest of their lives. The good news is that perpetrators have been caught and exposed...
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Police and prosecutors raided Roman Catholic Church offices in two Chilean cities Wednesday, looking for files, investigative reports and documents related to a clergy sex abuse scandal.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Monday of the bishop at the center of Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal and two others.
(AP) — Every Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal, in the biggest shakeup ever in the Catholic Church’s long-running abuse saga.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a harsh statement that set the tone for next week's meetings, the Vatican said Francis wanted to discern responsibilities for the crisis and map changes in the Chilean church to prevent these "devastating wounds" from...
ROME (AP) —Three whistleblowers spoke to reporters Wednesday (May 2) after spending five days with the pope at his Vatican hotel.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Men who were sexually abused by a priest in Chile described the private talks they've had so far with Pope Francis at the Vatican as very helpful and respectful Sunday.
(RNS) — Popes are not supposed to make mistakes. But Francis from the beginning of his papacy has admitted that he is a sinner like every other Christian.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has admitted he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal and invited the abuse victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness.
(AP) — Cardinal Javier Errazuriz, a top papal adviser, wrote an extraordinary letter to the bishops of Latin America that insists the pope’s trip wasn’t a failure, but was “highly positive.”
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Juan Carlos Cruz's allegations of a cover-up raise questions about Pope Francis' already shaky track record on preventing clergy sex abuse and concealment.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's sex abuse investigator has agreed to meet with a delegation of lay Catholics and priests from the Chilean diocese of Osorno who have opposed the appointment of a bishop strongly backed by Pope Francis, according to...
(RNS) — The fundamental problem is that the church has no process for judging bishops that is transparent and has legitimacy with the public.
This week count me in among the company of those who believe the Pope made a major mistake in dealing with one issue of priestly (including pontifical) administration: namely, a sexual abuse case.