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Cardinal John Dew in 2016.

New Zealand Cardinal Dew denies allegations amid Vatican investigation into alleged abuse

Mar 7, 2024

By AC Wimmer

The inquiry was launched after a police investigation concluded without charges. Read more

Archbishop Andrzej Dzięga of Szczecin-Kamien, Poland.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Polish archbishop accused of ignoring abuse

Feb 26, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Church authorities did not provide a reason for the resignation of Archbishop Andrzej Dzięga, which was announced Feb. 24. Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience in Vatican City's Paul VI Hall on Feb. 22, 2023.

Pope Francis extends ‘Vos estis’ decree to counter both lay and clerical abuse

Mar 25, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The decree promulgated March 25 extends the Church’s norms for handling of abuse to cover lay leaders of international associations.  Read more

Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral in Broome, Australia.

Vatican opens canonical investigation into Australian bishop

Sep 26, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The Vatican has appointed Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane to oversee an investigation into former Bishop of Broome Christopher Saunders. Read more

Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard of Albany

Former Albany bishop says he returned priests accused of abuse to ministry without involving law enforcement

Mar 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

In a deposition released March 25, the former Bishop of Albany admitted that he did not report several instances of... Read more

Archbishop emeritus Marian Gołębiewski of Wrocław, Poland

Vatican sanctions retired Polish archbishop after ‘Vos estis’ cover-up inquiry

Aug 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican has imposed penalties on another Catholic bishop in Poland for mishandling abuse cases. Read more

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany

Retired Albany bishop admits returning accused priests to ministry without notifying law enforcement

Aug 1, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The bishop emeritus of Albany says that the diocese once handled allegations of sexual abuse against priests without notifying law... Read more

Bishop Peter Libasci of Manchester. Credit: Jeff Dachowski.

Lawsuit brings sex abuse allegations against New Hampshire bishop

Jul 23, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Peter Libasci has been accused in a lawsuit of committing sexual abuse while a priest in New York during... Read more

Archbishop Wiktor Skworc of Katowice, Poland.

Polish archbishop asks for coadjutor after Vatican negligence probe

Jul 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Wiktor Skworc had requested the investigation into his actions. Read more

Bishop Stefan Regmunt.

Vatican takes action against two more retired Polish Catholic bishops

Jun 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

The measures concerned Bishop Stefan Regmunt and Bishop Stanisław Napierała. Read more

Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops pray at their fall meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 11, 2019

Lay advisor urges U.S. bishops to reconcile with all Catholics over clergy abuse

Jun 17, 2021

By Matt Hadro

In responding to clergy sex abuse, U.S. bishops must expand their reconciliation efforts to include not only victim survivors, but... Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured in Warsaw Feb. 12, 2020.

Vatican: Accusations against Polish Catholic bishops’ leader groundless

Jun 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Vatican rejected accusations of negligence against Archbishop Stanislaw Gądecki. Read more

Bishop Tadeusz Rakoczy, bishop of Bielsko-Żywiec, Poland, from 1992 to 2013.

Vatican imposes penalties on retired Polish bishop after ‘Vos estis’ probe

May 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop Tadeusz Rakoczy led the Diocese of Bielsko-Żywiec from 1992 to 2013. Read more

Polish Bishop Jan Tyrawa.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Polish bishop after ‘Vos estis’ investigation

May 12, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Jan Tyrawa was investigated for negligence in handling clerical abuse cases. Read more

Bishop Michael Hoeppner. CNA file photo.

Former Crookston bishop apologizes for failures in governance

Apr 14, 2021

Bishop Michael Hoeppner, who has resigned as Bishop of Crookston after being accused of mishandling cases of priests accused of... Read more

Bishop Michael Hoeppner.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Crookston’s Bp Hoeppner after Vatican-ordered investigations

Apr 13, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Hoeppner, 71, was the first U.S. bishop to be investigated under Vos estis lux mundi, Pope Francis’ 2019 norms on... Read more

Archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź (L) and Bishop Edward Janiak (R).

Vatican sanctions two Polish bishops after ‘Vos estis’ investigations

Mar 29, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The apostolic nunciature in Poland announced Monday that the Vatican has sanctioned two Polish bishops at the conclusion of canonical... Read more

Bishop John Brungardt of Dodge City says Mass at Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, Jan. 19, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Dodge City bishop under investigation for alleged abuse of a minor

Feb 9, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Bishop of Dodge City is under a Vatican-ordered Vos estis investigation over allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.  Read more

Bishop Oscar Cantu. CNA file photo.

Bishop Cantu will 'cooperate fully' with Vatican investigation

Nov 19, 2020

A California bishop under a Vatican investigation over his handling of sexual misconduct allegations said Wednesday that he will cooperate... Read more

Bishop Oscar Cantu.

California Bishop Cantu under Vatican 'Vos estis' investigation

Nov 17, 2020

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

Senior sources in the Vatican told CNA that the investigation was ordered by Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation... Read more