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Vatican exonerates retired bishop of multiple abuse claims but issues canonical rebuke

The Vatican’s doctrinal congregation has exonerated retired Bishop Joseph Hart of Cheyenne over numerous accusations of the sexual abuse of... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur.

In India, Catholic bishop accused of rape asks Supreme Court to intervene

After several failures to secure dismissal of charges in lower courts, a Catholic bishop whom a nun has accused of... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur.

Catholic bishop in India charged with rape tests positive for coronavirus

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur, who has been charged with the rape of a nun, has tested positive for coronavirus.... Read more

Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagatna, Guam. (public domain)

Catholic archdiocese in Guam stopping monthly payments to former archbishop

The Archdiocese of Agaña announced Tuesday it will no longer give a monthly honorarium to its emeritus Archbishop Anthony Apuron.  Read more

No sex abuse charges for former Wyoming bishop, but successor praises 'courageous' victims

While Wyoming prosecutors have declined to press criminal sexual abuse charges against Bishop emeritus Joseph Hart, Bishop Steven Biegler of... Read more

The USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11, 2019.

US reporting mechanism for episcopal abuse cases launched

A national third-party reporting system for allegations of abuse, neglect, or misconduct against bishops in the US has launched.  Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur.

Indian bishop charged with rape faces allegation from second nun

It has emerged that a second nun of the Missionaries of Jesus has accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur of... Read more

The USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11, 2019.

US reporting mechanism for episcopal abuse cases could go live by February

A national third-party reporting system for allegations of abuse, neglect, or misconduct against bishops could be activated by February 2020,... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta.

Police raid former offices of Argentine bishop charged with fraud, sex assault

Local civil authorities on Thursday raided the chancery of the Diocese of Orán, where Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta was bishop from... Read more

The USCCB General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 13, 2018.

US bishops counter narrative of resistance to Pope Francis

The USCCB issued Thursday a statement responding to a recent book which the conference says perpetuates a myth that it... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur.

Trial of Indian bishop charged with rape to begin in November

The trial of Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur, who was charged with rape in April, will begin Nov. 11 in... Read more

New Zealand bishop resigns over 'unacceptable behaviour' with young woman

The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a bishop in New Zealand, following an investigation... Read more

Bishop Michael Bransfield. CNA file photo.

Bishop Bransfield facing new abuse allegation

Former Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston Michael Branfield is facing an allegation that he touched inappropriately a nine year-old girl during a... Read more

Cheyenne diocese finds credible three abuse allegations against emeritus bishop

The Diocese of Cheyenne announced Tuesday it has found credible and substantiated three allegations of child sexual abuse against Emeritus... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur.

Nun alleges evidence tampering in case of Indian bishop charged with rape

A nun representing a reported rape victim of Bishop Franco Mulakkal has accused the defense of evidence tampering in the... Read more

Liberian priest's wide-ranging accusations against two bishops include sexual harassment

Liberian Church leaders have visited the Vatican after a priest claimed to have been mentally and psychologically abused by two... Read more

Bishops at the USCCB General Assembly in Baltimore, June 12, 2019.

US bishops authorize reporting mechanism for episcopal abuse cases

The US bishops voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to authorize a national third-party system for victims confidentially to report cases of abuse... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta.

Pope Francis says Argentine bishop will go to trial for sexual misconduct

Pope Francis has said a preliminary investigation against Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta has concluded and will now proceed to trial.  Read more

Theodore McCarrick, the former Archbishop of Washington who was dismissed from the clerical state in February.

Pope Francis: 'I knew nothing about McCarrick'

Pope Francis has said that he did not know anything about accusations of sexual abuse by Theodore McCarrick, the former... Read more

Cardinal George Pell outside the Hotel Quirinale in Rome, March 3, 2016.

Analysis: What's next for Cardinal Pell?

On Wednesday, Cardinal George Pell was sentenced to six years in prison following his conviction on five charges of sexual... Read more