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by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Nov 16, 2020 / 06:45 am MT (CNA).- A Polish cardinal recently sanctioned by the Vatican for sexual abuse has died at the age of 97. Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz died Monday morning, the Polish bishops’ conference announced Nov. 16. Earlier this month, the apostolic nunciature

by Ed Condon and JD Flynn Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 5, 2020 / 01:30 pm MT (CNA).- The Vatican’s long-awaited report on the career of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick is set to be released early next week, multiple Vatican sources have told CNA. The report, which was initially expected to

by Kevin Jones Denver Newsroom, Jul 22, 2020 / 06:08 pm MT (CNA).- A lawsuit filed Tuesday charges that former cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexually abused a boy and aided his abuse by several other priests, and claims that a principal at a Christian Brothers high school helped procure the victim

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Jul 16, 2020 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) issued Thursday a manual to help bishops and dioceses follow Church procedure in respect to accusations of sexual abuse of a minor by a cleric. The vademecum, released

By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Dec 17, 2019 / 04:12 am (CNA).- Pope Francis declared Tuesday that the pontifical secret will no longer apply in cases of accusations and trials involving abuse of minors or vulnerable persons, and in cases of possession of child pornography by clerics. With the instruction

Dear Friends in Christ, An extraordinary meeting in Rome between Pope Francis and representatives of the world’s bishops concluded this past Sunday. The purpose of this gathering was to address the great evil of clerical sexual abuse of minors, with particular focus on bishops who failed to appropriately deal with

Washington D.C., Sep 11, 2018 (CNA).- The director of the Vatican’s press office has confirmed that Pope Francis will meet with the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference Thursday, along with the conference’s vice-president, general secretary, and the president of the pope’s commission on child protection. The meeting is expected

Press Release Three priests of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati who have been on administrative leave because of allegations of improper behavior involving minors have been dismissed from the clerical state by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) at the Vatican. The move leaves the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has placed a laicized papal ambassador under house arrest as he awaits a criminal trial for sexually abusing young boys. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, released a statement Sept. 23 regarding the case of former Archbishop