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Abuse Scandal Hits Diocese of Cardinal Set to Meet With Pope

Sep 12, 2018
Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, head of a delegation of U.S. Catholic leaders going to the Vatican to discuss the abuse crisis, is accused of not doing enough to stop a priest now arrested on sexual misconduct charges. 
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Pope in Ireland Vows to End Cover-Up of Clergy Sex Abuse

Aug 25, 2018
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.

Pope Calls Death Penalty Unacceptable in All Cases

Aug 2, 2018
The pontiff has approved a change to the Catechism of the Catholic Church—the compilation of official Catholic teaching—to say that capital punishment constitutes an "attack" on the dignity of human beings.

Pope Strips U.S. Prelate of Rank After Claims of Sexual Abuse

Jul 28, 2018
In a move described as unprecedented, the pontiff acts before the accusations are investigated by church officials in the case of Theodore McCarrick, emeritus archbishop of Washington, D.C. McCarrick was heavily involved in the Catholic Church's response to allegations of priestly abuse in the U.S.

Pope Punishes Cardinal in Sexual Abuse Case

Jun 20, 2018
Theodore McCarrick, 87, the retired archbishop of Washington, D.C., has been removed from public ministry and faces further punishment over allegations he sexually abused a teenager more than 40 years ago.