Abuse of minors

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Pa. bishop urges prayers for victims after major sex abuse report

Mar 3, 2016

The Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown is calling for prayers after a Pennsylvania grand jury released its report on the alleged sexual... Read more

Spotlight Official Poster.

The other side of 'Spotlight': how the Church changed to fight sex abuse

Mar 1, 2016

By CNA Staff

While the movie “Spotlight” won Best Picture for portraying a journalistic investigation of the sex abuse crisis in Boston, the... Read more

Italian diocese laments suicide of priest who admitted abuse

Oct 29, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Diocese of Trieste has announced “with a spirit full of sorrow and dismay” that one of its priests, who... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Pope's appointment may signal advances in new abuse office

Sep 11, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis’ latest appointment to a commission designed to fight sexual abuse of minors may have an effect in shaping... Read more

Fr. Robert W. Oliver. Courtesy of Archdiocese of Boston.

Child protection is 'gospel priority' for Church, Pope Francis

Sep 10, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones, Alan Holdren

The protection of minors from sexual abuse is a number one priority for Pope Francis, says the new secretary of... Read more

Msgr. Robert W. Oliver. Courtesy of Archdiocese of Boston.

Boston priest named secretary of Vatican commission to protect minors

Sep 10, 2014

By Elise Harris

The Vatican announced today that Msgr. Robert W. Oliver will leave his position as promoter of justice to take on... Read more