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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

Archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź.

‘Vos estis’ inquiry into Polish Catholic archbishop advances

Nov 5, 2020

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

Mar 16, 2020

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

Mar 5, 2020

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

Feb 4, 2020

By JD Flynn

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

Jan 18, 2020

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is conducting an investigation into Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, following an allegation of sexual abuse. Read more