Catholic child sex abuse

Vatican law criminalizes abuse of adults by priests, laity
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Vatican law criminalizes abuse of adults by priests, laity

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has changed church law to explicitly criminalize the sexual abuse of adults by priests…
Cardinal Pell lawyers say child sex conviction ‘wrong’
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Cardinal Pell lawyers say child sex conviction ‘wrong’

Lawyers for disgraced Cardinal George Pell claimed Wednesday he remains behind bars for child sex abuse based on “wrong” and…
Australian court to rule on Wednesday on appeal by Vatican’s former treasurer
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Australian court to rule on Wednesday on appeal by Vatican’s former treasurer

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s High Court will rule on Wednesday whether to allow a final bid by Vatican former treasurer…
Australia’s Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal
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Australia’s Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Disgraced Cardinal George Pell lost his appeal against child sex abuse convictions Wednesday, prompting relief from victims who fought to…
Priests accused of sex abuse turned to under-the-radar group
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Priests accused of sex abuse turned to under-the-radar group

DRYDEN, Mich. (AP) — The visiting priests arrived discreetly, day and night. Stripped of their collars and cassocks, they went…
Judgement reserved in Pell appeal against child sex conviction
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Judgement reserved in Pell appeal against child sex conviction

The fate of jailed Australian Cardinal George Pell was in the balance Thursday as judges adjourned to deliberate over an…
Cardinal Pell appeals ‘impossible’ child sex conviction
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Cardinal Pell appeals ‘impossible’ child sex conviction

Jailed Australian Cardinal George Pell asked appeals court judges Wednesday to quash his landmark conviction for child sex abuse, branding…
‘Revolution’ in Poland as nation confronts priestly abuse
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‘Revolution’ in Poland as nation confronts priestly abuse

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — One victim spoke out, and then another, and another. A statue of a pedophile priest was…
Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian bishop
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Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian bishop

Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of a Brazilian bishop reportedly suspected of extorting priests and covering up sexual…
Pope rejects resignation of French cardinal convicted for sex abuse cover-up
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Pope rejects resignation of French cardinal convicted for sex abuse cover-up

Pope Francis has rejected the resignation of French cardinal Philippe Barbarin who was handed a six-month suspended jail sentence this…
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