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Cardinal Pietro Parolin in St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican Secretary of State calls Pell conviction 'shocking and painful'

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin Thursday called the conviction of Cardinal George Pell in Australia “shocking and painful.”  Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo at the Vatican summit on sex abuse Feb. 23, 2019.

Head of US bishops after Vatican abuse summit: 'Intensify the Dallas Charter'

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has promised “unyielding vigilance” and an intensification of the... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Abuse summit follow-up to include new child protection law for Vatican

A Vatican spokesman said Sunday that concrete follow-up to this week’s abuse summit will include a new law on child... Read more

Pope Francis takes part in a penitential liturgy during a Vatican summit on sex abuse Feb. 23, 2019.

'What have I failed to do?' - Pope leads bishops in abuse crisis examination of conscience

Pope Francis Saturday led the presidents of the world’s bishops’ conferences in a penitential liturgy and examination of conscience on... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley briefs reporters during the Vatican abuse summit.

O'Malley defends 'zero tolerance' approach to abusive priests

Cardinals and clergy participating in the Vatican’s sex abuse summit expressed conflicting views on the use of the term “zero... Read more

Catholic Worker Movement women at sexual abuse victims' vigil in Rome Feb. 21, 2019.

Women of Catholic Worker Movement on prayerful pilgrimage for abuse summit

American women from the Catholic Worker Movement are in Rome this week to pray for the Vatican’s sexual abuse summit... Read more

A protest against sex abuse is held Feb. 19 in San Silvestro Square in Rome.

In private meeting, victims tell leaders of abuse summit: 'We want action'

About a dozen victims of clergy sexual abuse met Wednesday with the organizing committee of the Vatican sex abuse summit,... Read more