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charges against vatican cardinal revive questions about pope francis’ handling o


the catholic church's child sexual abuse scandal ensnared one of pope francis's top lieutenants on thursday, underlining the halting progress the reformist pontiff has made in addressing decades of abuse by the clergy even as cardinal george pell declared himself innocent of the charges against him.






charges against cardinal revive questions about pope francis’ handling of child


the catholic church's child sexual abuse scandal ensnared one of pope francis's top lieutenants on thursday, underlining the halting progress the reformist pontiff has made in addressing decades of abuse by the clergy even as cardinal george pell declared himself innocent of the charges against him.






pope removes german cardinal as sex abuse crisis catches up


pope francis sacked the head of the vatican office that handles sex abuse cases saturday, just days after he released another top vatican cardinal to return home to stand trial for alleged sexual assault.






abuse survivor quits pope's child-protection panel, citing lack of cooperation i


in a stinging indictment of vatican efforts to address sexual abuse by priests, an irishwoman who was abused as a child resigned wednesday from a panel that is advising pope francis on how to respond to the scandal that has tarnished the roman catholic church for decades. marie collins said she...






cardinal lands in australia to face sexual abuse charges


sydney (ap) — the most senior vatican cleric to be implicated in the roman catholic church child abuse scandal returned to australia on monday to stand trial in his home state on multiple charges of sexual assault from years ago. cardinal george pell, pope francis’ top financial adviser, avoided waiting media when he arrived at […]






cardinal lands in australia to face sexual abuse charges


sydney (ap) — the most senior vatican cleric to be implicated in the roman catholic church child abuse scandal has returned to australia to stand trial in his home state on multiple charges of sexual assault from years ago. pope francis’ top financial adviser, cardinal george pell, avoided waiting media when landed at sydney airport […]






vatican cardinal charged with sexual assault is taking a leave of absence, denie


pope francis is facing the biggest test of his papacy after his finance chief and third in command, cardinal george pell, announced thursday he was heading back to his native australia to face sex abuse charges. francis summoned pell from sydney in 2014 to help clean up the vatican’s murky finances,...






pope sacks vatican cardinal handling abuse cases


gerhard mueller relieved of duties just days after pope aide pell was charged with child sex abuse.






cardinal's sex abuse case is test for francis' papacy


charges of sexual offenses against one of the vatican’s top-ranking prelates have placed new pressure on pope francis to make good on pledges to root out, punish and prevent abuses that have shaken the roman catholic church worldwide. cardinal george pell, the most senior church official to be...






vatican cardinal charged with sexual assault is taking a leave of absence, denie


pope francis is facing the biggest test of his papacy after his finance chief and third in command, cardinal george pell, announced thursday he was heading back to his native australia to face sex abuse charges. francis summoned pell from sydney in 2014 to help clean up the vatican’s murky finances,...






cardinal takes leave from vatican after sex assault charges


cardinal george pell, one of pope francis' top advisers, took a leave of absence as the vatican's financial czar on thursday to face multiple criminal charges in his native australia that allege he committed sexual assault years ago.






cardinal takes leave from vatican after sex assault charges


cardinal george pell, one of pope francis' top advisers, took a leave of absence as the vatican's financial czar on thursday to fight multiple criminal charges in his native australia that allege he committed sexual assault years ago.






cardinal sent to guam to investigate sex abuse claims


vatican city (ap) — the vatican has sent cardinal raymond burke to the pacific island of guam to investigate an important case alleging sexual abuse, dispatching a seasoned jurist who has clashed repeatedly with pope francis for a sensitive mission halfway around the world. the vatican’s congregation for the doctrine of the faith back in […]






cardinal returns to australia to face sexual assault charges


the most senior vatican cleric to ever be charged in the roman catholic church sex abuse scandal returned to australia on monday to stand trial in his home state on charges alleging he sexually assaulted multiple people years ago. cardinal george pell, pope francis' top financial adviser, avoided...






cardinal takes leave from vatican after sex assault charges


vatican city (ap) — cardinal george pell, one of pope francis’ top advisers, took a leave of absence as the vatican’s financial czar on thursday to face multiple criminal charges in his native australia that allege he committed sexual assault years ago. pell appeared before reporters in the vatican press office to forcefully deny the […]






pope francis, in chile, apologizes for sexual abuse by priests


pope francis on tuesday opened his weeklong visit to chile and peru with a somber apology for sexual abuse by priests, a scandal that has roiled the catholic church. "i cannot help but express the pain and shame, shame that i feel over the irreparable harm caused to children by church ministers,"...






cardinal burke to guam to investigate alleged sex abuse case


vatican city (ap) — the vatican has sent conservative cardinal raymond burke to the pacific island of guam to investigate an important case of sexual abuse, dispatching a seasoned jurist who has clashed repeatedly with pope francis for a sensitive mission halfway around the world. the vatican’s congregation for the doctrine of the faith back […]






pope to nigerian priests: you’ll be fired if you don’t obey


vatican city (ap) — pope francis has laid down an ultimatum to defiant nigerian priests: lose your job if you don’t obey me and your bishop. francis met june 8 at the vatican with a delegation from the ahiara diocese, where priests have been refusing to accept the 2012 appointment by the then pontiff, benedict […]






cardinal responds to "abhorrent" sex assault charges


cardinal george pell is close advisor to pope francis, and the highest-level catholic church official to face criminal charges in sexual abuse scandal






pope choses new doctrine chief over german cardinal mueller


vatican city (ap) — pope francis declined saturday to renew the mandate of the vatican’s conservative doctrine chief, tapping a deputy instead to lead the powerful congregation that handles sex abuse cases and guarantees catholic orthodoxy around the world. in a short statement, the vatican said francis thanked cardinal gerhard mueller for his service. mueller’s […]






vatican cardinal denounces sex assault charges against him


vatican city (ap) — australian police charged a top vatican cardinal on thursday with multiple counts of “historical” sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the holy see. cardinal george pell, pope francis’ chief financial adviser and australia’s most senior catholic, said in an early morning appearance at the […]






cardinal insists "abhorrent" sex assault charges are "false"


cardinal george pell is close advisor to pope francis, and the highest-level catholic church official to face criminal charges in sexual abuse scandal






ex-member corrects, challenges vatican over sex abuse board


the clash between a former member of pope francis' sex abuse advisory board and the vatican is heating up, as prominent irish abuse survivor marie collins challenged a top vatican cardinal over his claims that his office had cooperated with the commission.






pope francis ousts conservative cardinal


vatican city – pope francis on saturday pushed out the vatican’s conservative doctrine chief, tapping a deputy instead to lead the powerful office that handles sex abuse cases and guarantees catholic orthodoxy around the world.






pope francis lands in chile; protests expected over sexual abuse by priests


santiago, chile (ap) — pope francis lands in chile; protests expected over sexual abuse by priests.






cardinal returns to australia to face sexual assault charges


sydney (ap) — the most senior vatican cleric to ever be charged in the roman catholic church sex abuse scandal returned to australia on monday to stand trial in his home state on charges alleging he sexually assaulted multiple people years ago. cardinal george pell, pope francis’ top financial adviser, avoided waiting media when he […]






pope francis begins visit to chile and peru with apology for sexual abuse by pri


pope francis on tuesday opened his weeklong visit to chile and peru with a somber apology for sexual abuse by priests, a scandal that has roiled the roman catholic church. "i cannot help but express the pain and shame, shame that i feel over the irreparable harm caused to children by church ministers,"...






cardinal burke to guam to investigate alleged sex abuse case


the vatican has sent conservative cardinal raymond burke to the pacific island of guam to investigate an important case of sexual abuse, dispatching a seasoned jurist who has clashed repeatedly with pope francis for a sensitive mission halfway around the world.






key dates in cardinal george pell's life and church career


cardinal george pell, pope francis' chief financial adviser, has been charged in his native australia with multiple counts of "historical" sexual abuse, becoming the highest-ranking vatican official ever charged in the church's long-running sexual abuse scandal. a look at the key events in pell's life:






australian police closer to deciding vatican abuse charges


canberra, australia (ap) — australian police said on wednesday they were a step closer to deciding whether to charge a top vatican cardinal over allegations of sexual assault dating back decades. cardinal george pell, pope francis’ top financial adviser and australia’s most senior catholic, has long been dogged by allegations he mishandled cases of clergy […]






cardinal lands in australia to face sexual abuse charges


the most senior vatican cleric to be implicated in the roman catholic church child abuse scandal has returned to australia to stand trial in his home state on multiple charges of sexual assault from years ago.






australian police closer to deciding vatican abuse charges


canberra, australia (ap) — australian police said on wednesday they were a step closer to deciding whether to charge a top vatican cardinal over allegations of sexual assault dating back decades. cardinal george pell, pope francis’ top financial adviser and australia’s most senior catholic, has long been dogged by allegations he mishandled cases of clergy […]






ex-member corrects, challenges vatican over sex abuse board


vatican city (ap) — the clash between a former member of pope francis’ sex abuse advisory commission and the vatican heated up tuesday, as prominent irish abuse survivor marie collins challenged a top vatican cardinal over his claims that his office had cooperated with the commission. in an open letter, collins pressed her case that […]






pope declines to renew mandate for german doctrine chief


vatican city (ap) — pope francis has declined to renew the mandate of the vatican’s conservative doctrine chief, tapping instead the no. 2 to lead the powerful congregation that handles sex abuse cases and guarantees catholic orthodoxy around the world. in a short statement saturday, the vatican said francis thanked cardinal gerhard mueller for his […]






pope makes appointments amid criticism of sex abuse response


pope francis on tuesday named a new official to oversee the vatican office that processes clerical sex abuse cases amid mounting criticism over a yearslong backlog of cases and francis' handling of the problem.