Shortage Of Clergy In Amazon Prompts Urgent Debate On Celibacy Rules, Married PriestsThis weekend, Catholic leaders will vote on whether married men in remote areas of the Amazon should be allowed to be ordained as priests.
Pope Francis Calls Summit On Church Sex Abuse CrisisA landmark summit on preventing sex abuse by clergy in the Catholic Church is underway with 190 religious leaders at the Vatican.
Pope Defrocks Former Newark Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, 88-Year-Old Removed From PriesthoodPope Francis has stripped former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of his rights to priesthood after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors
Pope Francis Delivers Christmas Message And Blessing At The VaticanThe pontiff urged Christians to focus on the message of simplicity, charity and love.
Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s Resignation As Washington ArchbishopPope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington, D.C. Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sex abuse and cover-up scandals.
Pope OKs Study Of Vatican Archives Into McCarrick ScandalPope Francis has authorized a "thorough study" into the accused former archbishop of Newark.
Pope Francis Meets With U.S. Cardinals To Discuss Widening Sex Abuse ScandalOn Wednesday, the Pope called for top bishops from around the world to attend a summit at the Vatican in February.
Archbishop of Newark Rejects Allegations Leveled by Former Church OfficialThe Archbishop of Newark is firing back at a retired Vatican official who is calling for the resignation of Pope Francis.
Pope Francis Decries Sex Abuse Scandal During Visit To Dublin, IrelandThe abuse scandal — which has convulsed Ireland since the 1990s and has exploded anew in the U.S. — took center stage on the first day of Francis' two-day trip to Ireland.
Pope On Sex Abuse Report: 'No Care For The Little Ones, We Abandoned Them'Pope Francis' letter condemns the "crime" of priestly sexual abuse and cover-up, and demands accountability.
Vatican, Cuomo Both Come Out Against Death PenaltyThe day Pope Francis changed Catholic teachings, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans for legislation removing the death penalty in New York.