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Notre-Dame de Paris.

Vatican ambassador under investigation for sexual assault

Feb 15, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Luigi Ventura, apostolic nuncio to France since 2009 and a long-time Vatican diplomat, is under investigation for alleged sexual... Read more

Cardinal George Alencherry of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church at Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 12, 2014.

Audio recording suggests Cardinal Alencherry knew of nun's rape allegation

Jul 23, 2018

An audio recording broadcast last week by an Indian television station appears to indicate that Cardinal George Alencherry may have... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

In India, nun accuses bishop of rape

Jul 12, 2018

Authorities are investigating Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar after a Kerala nun accused him of raping her in 2014 and... Read more

Christendom College.

As alumni claim sexual assault is mishandled, Christendom College vows to improve

Feb 5, 2018

Following allegations that Christendom College mishandled student sexual assault reports, the college’s administration has said it is committed to doing... Read more

How the Church can help victims of sexual assault

Nov 5, 2017

By Mary Farrow

It’s been a month since the New York Times first published an investigative report on Harvey Weinstein, a Hollywood film... Read more

Cardinal Marx at the German Bishops' press conference at the Teutonic College on October 5, 2015.

After week of silence, German bishops respond to Cologne attacks

Jan 11, 2016

A week after hundreds were attacked in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising... Read more

United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

UN deplores gruesome rape, murder of teenage girls in India

Jun 10, 2014

By Elise Harris

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has decried the rape and murder of two Indian teens, stating that the crime is... Read more

Pope Francis prays at a Passion Service at St. Peters, March 29, 2013.

Rape victim consoled, encouraged by call from Pope Francis

Aug 28, 2013

A 44-year-old woman from Argentina said that after writing a letter to Pope Francis telling him that she had been... Read more

Security Council members vote during a session on April 25, 2013.

Archbishop denounces sexual violence in war

Apr 25, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

The Holy See’s apostolic nuncio to the United Nations has called for more action to prevent “heinous acts” of sexual... Read more