Tag: Pope Francis

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. Seton Hall University has begun an investigation …

Flashback: Pope Quietly Trims Sanctions for Sex Abusers Seeking Mercy

An Associated Press article dated February 25, 2017, detailed Pope Francis’ quiet efforts to reduce the penalties and sanctions imposed by his predecessors on sexual abuser priests, including pedophile priests, as part of “his vision of a merciful church.”

Pope Francis delivers his speech during his audience for members of the International Pilgrimage of the Ministrants at St Peter's Square on July 31, 2018 in Vatican City. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Remains Silent on Sex Abuse Allegations, Announces Environmental Event

Pope Francis offered a generic apology Wednesday for “ecclesiastical authorities in the past” who have not always been able to deal appropriately with crimes of sexual abuse, while maintaining his silence regarding recent allegations that the he is personally compromised by rehabilitating a known abuser.

In this April 17, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis, left, talks with Papal Foundation Chairman Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., during a meeting with members of the Papal Foundation at the Vatican. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, a Pennsylvania grand jury accused Cardinal Wuerl of helping to protect …

Pennsylvania Attorney General: Evidence Vatican Knew of Sex Abuse

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro told NBC’s Today on Tuesday that they have evidence in hand suggesting the Vatican knew of both the sexual abuses committed by priests in Pennsylvania and the ensuing cover-up by Church officials.

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Former Vatican Official Corroborates Allegations Against Pope Francis

A monsignor who worked at the apostolic nunciature to the United States has corroborated an explosive report accusing Pope Francis of rehabilitating Cardinal Theodore McCarrick despite knowing of his record of homosexual abuse of priests and seminarians.

ROME, ITALY - APRIL 18: Pope Francis leads the Way of The Cross at the Colosseum on April 18, 2014 in Rome, Italy. The Way of the Cross is a centuries-old and much beloved devotion, that began as a sort of spiritual pilgrimage to the places and scenes and events …

Pope Francis Dodges Questions of Misconduct in the McCarrick Case

Pope Francis deflected questions from reporters about his alleged lifting of sanctions imposed on Cardinal Theodore McCarrick for sexual abuse, telling reporters Saturday to read the accusations and make their own assessment of their credibility.

Pope Chides Irish over Abortion

Pope Francis Chides Irish Over Abortion Referendum

Pope Francis has rebuked the Irish people over a recent referendum legalizing abortion, suggesting that a widespread “throwaway culture” leads people to deprive the unborn of “the very right to life.”