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Polish Bishop Jan Tyrawa.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź.

‘Vos estis’ inquiry into Polish Catholic archbishop advances

The apostolic nunciature in Poland announced Wednesday that the diocesan phase of an investigation into an archbishop accused of negligence... 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

Then-Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 2, 2015.

'We must be humble', Cardinal Cupich says as 'Vos estis' task force begins work

After being named to the Vatican’s task force for the protection of minors against sexual abuse, Cardinal Blase Cupich of... Read more

Bishop Michael Hoeppner. CNA file photo.

Vatican orders further investigation into Crookston’s Bp Hoeppner

The Diocese of Crookston announced Tuesday that the Vatican has ordered additional investigation into the conduct of Bishop Michael Hoeppner,... Read more

Cardinal Dolan attends No Hate. No Fear. Solidarity March at Columbus Park, Jan. 5, 2020.

Cardinal Dolan conducting 'Vos estis' investigation into Brooklyn's Bishop DiMarzio

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is conducting an investigation into Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, following an allegation of sexual abuse.  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 at the meeting on protection of minors in the Church in the Vatican's New Synod Hall, Feb. 21, 2019.

'Vos estis' should guide diocesan policy, advocacy group says

The Catholic Benefits Association said last week that sexual abuse norms introduced by Pope Francis in May will likely require... 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

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone. CNA file photo

Brooklyn’s Bishop DiMarzio to lead Vatican investigation of Bishop Richard Malone and the Diocese of Buffalo

The Holy See has announced that Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn will lead an Apostolic Visitation of the Diocese of... Read more

Bishop Michael Hoeppner. CNA file photo.

Vatican authorizes ‘Vos estis’ investigation into Minnesota bishop Hoeppner

Bishop Michael Hoeppner is the first sitting U.S. bishop to be investigated under new misconduct protocols introduced by Pope Francis... 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

Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland, who presented to the USCCB general assembly proposal for implementing Vos estis lux mundi.

US bishops open debate on abuse reforms

On the morning of the first day of the USCCB’s General Assembly in Baltimore, discussion began on three proposals to... Read more

Anita Raines, chair of the National Advisory Council, addresses the USCCB Spring General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., June 11, 2019.

Lay advisers urge US bishops to press for release of McCarrick documents

Advisory bodies to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called Tuesday for the bishops to urge the Holy See to... Read more