Theodore McCarrick, 88, is the highest-ranking Catholic churchman to be stripped of his religious title and the ability to celebrate Mass.
Two bombs minutes apart tear through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active.
Nuns talk of priests who pushed into their bedrooms and those who pressured them to turn close friendships into sex.
In his annual speech to Vatican bureaucrats, he vows that the church will "never again" hide the crimes of those who have molested children.
For decades, the Gonzaga campus served as a retirement community for disgraced Jesuits, an explosive new investigation reveals.
Pope Francis shows an affinity for Paul VI and set a goal to make him a saint. He views Romero as a true martyr who was gunned down while working with El Salvador's poor.
The Vatican's retired ambassador to the U.S., in a letter that includes an anti-homosexual diatribe, alleges Francis knew in 2013 about sexual misconduct by the archbishop of Washington.
The Roman Catholic Church leader says he shares the outrage over the church's role in concealing the "repugnant crimes" and commits to end the "scourge." Victims say his words need to be backed by action.
In a letter, the pontiff urges Catholics across the world to root out abuse and cover-ups.