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Priest collar.

Former Phoenix bishop 'categorically denies' sex abuse claim

Bishop Thomas O’Brien, the former bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix, has denied allegations he sexually molested a young boy... Read more

President Donald Trump.

Pope says he hopes to find common ground with Trump

In a press conference on Saturday, Pope Francis voiced hope that he will find “open doors” in his meeting with... Read more

Blake Lively.

Watch Blake Lively's powerful speech against child pornography

In a deeply emotional speech in New York, award winning actress Blake Lively shone a spotlight on the crisis of... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke at EWTN studio in Rome during the Canonization of Pope St. John Paul II and Pope St. John XXIII.

Cardinal Burke sent to Guam to oversee sex abuse trial

The Vatican has sent Cardinal Raymond Burke to Guam to act as presiding judge at the trial of Archbishop Anthony... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

NY archdiocese offers compensation to sex abuse victims

Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced Thursday that the New York archdiocese is establishing an independent compensation program for victims of sexual... Read more

Guam priest admits guilt amid ongoing abuse scandal

A priest in Guam has admitted to abusing around 20 children, a revelation that comes amid an ongoing investigation into... Read more

Report of religious group 'sex slave' rattles Church in Spain

A man who identified himself as a former missionary with the pseudonym of “Paulino” recently made accusations to the Spanish... Read more

 Pope Francis at Vespers in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Sept. 24, 2015.

Pope in NYC: I'm with you in recovering from the abuse scandal

In his first address in New York, Pope Francis lamented the suffering caused by the sexual abuse scandal in the... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Jan. 25, 2015.

In Vatican trial, former archbishop faces sex abuse charges

Former papal nuncio Josef Wesolowski will be tried by the Vatican’s criminal court for sexual abuse of minors and for... Read more

Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, papal nuncio to the Dominican Republic.

Investigation of former Dominican Republic nuncio moves forward

The Vatican’s press officer provided an update on the trial of laicized former nuncio Jozef Wesolowski, saying that the case... Read more

Pope Francis prays at a General Audience at the Vatican Sept. 25, 2013.

Pope called alleged Spanish abuse victim, encouraged him to file charges

A Vatican source has confirmed to CNA that Pope Francis called a 24-year-old man in Spain who alleges he was... Read more