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Pope Francis meets with the journalists who cover the Vatican in the Apostolic Palace on Jan. 22, 2024.

Pope Francis thanks Vatican journalists for reporting on scandals in the Church

Jan 22, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Journalists accredited to the Holy See Press Office met the pope in a private audience at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass of Thanksgiving for two new Canadian Saints in St. Peter's Basilic a on Oct. 12, 2014.

Pope Francis: Turning churches into 'businesses' is a scandal

Nov 21, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis condemned priests and laity who turn their parishes into a “business” by charging for things such as baptisms,... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 4, 2013

Pope Francis: scandals 'poison' and deny the 'bread of life'

Jan 16, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily, Pope Francis addressed the issue of various scandals that happen within the Church, emphasizing that they... Read more

The Institute for Religious Works, or the Vatican Bank as it is commonly known, June 28, 2013 (File Photo/CNA).

Suspended Vatican accountant linked to suspect spiritual group

Aug 15, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Vatican accountant who was recently suspended for allegedly trying to smuggle $26 million had been part of a group... Read more

Anita Guzzardi. Photo courtesy of the Philiadelphia Police Dept.

Philly archdiocese financial officer gets prison time in $900,000 theft

Aug 28, 2012

Anita Guzzardi, the former chief financial officer of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was sentenced on Friday to two to seven... Read more

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.

Cardinal Bertone speaks of 'ferocious' Vatileaks attack on Pope

Jun 6, 2012

The Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, believes the continued leaking of confidential papal information to the media is... Read more

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi speaks on the phone in the Holy See's press office on May 28, 2012.

Pope suffering but serene as Vatileaks investigation continues

May 28, 2012

Pope Benedict is “suffering” but serene, despite the prosecution of his butler for stealing sensitive papal documents and the continuing... Read more

Father Federico Lombardi

Police arrest suspect in 'Vatileaks' case

May 25, 2012

A person suspected of leaking sensitive internal Vatican documents has been arrested and is currently being detained “in a secure... Read more

Legionary Fathers Alvaro Corcuera and Thomas Williams.

After Fr. Williams scandal, Legion head stresses accountability

May 22, 2012

Father Alvaro Corcuera, the general director of the Legion of Christ, has asked forgiveness for his failure to act firmly... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.

Pope removes Italian bishop amid fraud accusations

May 22, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has removed an Italian bishop from ministry following the launch of a police investigation into alleged financial... Read more

Legion leaders regret not acting sooner in Fr. Williams case

May 17, 2012

Leaders of the Legionaries of Christ have apologized for not acting more quickly in the case of Father Thomas Williams,... Read more

Father Thomas Williams.

Prominent Legion priest admits fathering child, issues apology

May 15, 2012

Father Thomas Williams, one of the most high-profile American members of the Legion of Christ, is leaving public ministry after... Read more