One of Pope Francis's favored cardinals seems determined to reduce the Church's teachings on marriage and family to an inadequate set of possibly useful suggestions.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A Vatican investigator sent to Santiago by Pope Francis to interview sex abuse victims has been hospitalized with an undisclosed health problem, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Pope Francis created a commission to investigate allegations of sexual abuse by priests, but critics say he largely ignored the panel's recommendations in the past.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The Vatican's top sexual abuse investigator said he had started taking testimony on Tuesday from victims in the Chilean capital, where he is looking into accusations that a bishop appointed by Pope Francis covered up crimes against minors.
Pope Francis backed down Monday and accepted the resignation of Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his diocese, setting a precedent that could have repercussions in Chile and elsewhere when papal authority is challenged.
After an abuse scandal in Chile, the pope is facing one of the greatest image crises of his papacy.
The Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests. The panel had come under fire from two high-profile members, former sex...Show More Summary
A high-profile victim of a disgraced pedophile priest said Saturday he was glad to finally be able to tell his story as the Vatican's top abuse investigator began a probe into an alleged cover-up in Chile. Pope Francis has come under fire for defending a bishop accused of orchestrating the cover-up. Show More Summary
A key victim in the Chilean sex abuse scandal said he felt his story was finally heard after an hours-long meeting with a Vatican sex-crimes investigator on Saturday, the same day Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission amid criticism of how he is handling the scandal. The...
The Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests. Nine new members were added to the panel, which had come under fire from...Show More Summary
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis renewed a commission on clergy sexual abuse on Saturday, confirming a U.S. cardinal as its head, as the Vatican promised to give victims a greater say in its work.
Critics have questioned the Vatican’s commitment to fighting child abuse.
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.
“There is doctrinal resistance,” the Pope told a group of his fellow Jesuits at a recent meeting, but “for the sake of my mental health I do not read the websites of this so-called ‘resistance.’”
Pope Francis is inviting 300 young people to the Vatican next month to personally present their hopes and concerns about the Catholic Church, after an online questionnaire failed to generate enough feedback.
'I would like to ask why Pope Francis acts so mercilessly in insulting and eliminating doctrinal opponents,' the professor asked the Cardinal.
Pope Francis holds regular private meetings with the victims of sex abuse by paedophile priests, the Vatican said Thursday, as the Catholic Church grapples with a scandal the pontiff has described as a "great humiliation". "It's horrible. Show More Summary
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis regularly meets with victims of sexual abuse, the Vatican said on Thursday, a disclosure that follows intense criticism of his defense of a Chilean bishop accused of covering up abuse.
Pope Francis facing criticism over unbridled support for Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing, ignoring abuse
In capitulating on the issue of bishop appointments, the Vatican would lose a 1,000-year struggle.