IMAGE: CNS photo/Evandro Inetti, pool By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In an opulent Vatican room designed in the 16th century for papal meetings with kings, a cardinal read, "We confess that we have shielded the guilty and have silenced those who have been harmed." "Kyrie, eleison," (Lord, have

IMAGE: CNS photo/Vatican Television By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — If they are truly serious about fighting clerical sex abuse, bishops must join forces with journalists and not view them as enemies plotting against the Catholic Church, Mexican journalist Valentina Alazraki said. Alazraki, who has covered the Vatican

By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Transparent, reliable and respectful administration is critical for counteracting sinful behavior within the Catholic Church, said German Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising. "There are no alternatives to traceability and transparency," he said, adding that he saw no convincing reason why the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The hypocrisy of Catholic leaders who claimed to be guardians of morality yet remained silent about clerical sexual abuse has left the church’s credibility in shambles, an African woman religious told bishops at the Vatican summit on abuse.

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