May 9, 2019 1:12
Pope Francis issued a landmark decree on Thursday, making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, requiring clerics to report any cases to Church superiors and allowing anyone to complain directly to the Vatican if needed.
Apr 2, 2019 1:00
Pope Francis, addressing sexual abuse scandals and calls for women priests, said on Tuesday that for its own good the Roman Catholic Church had to acknowledge its history of male authoritarianism and sexual abuse of women.
Mar 4, 2019 1:20
Some Jewish groups have long alleged that the Vatican turned a blind eye to the Holocaust. Now Pope Francis plans to open the secret archives of his predecessor Pius XII, stating, "the Church is not afraid of history."
Feb 22, 2019 1:40
At the second day of a summit on child sex abuse, leading cardinals have said the Catholic Church must repair the "systematic failures" that enabled sexual abuse to take root around the world, and bishops should start policing each other's behaviour. Gracie Jerome reports.
Feb 21, 2019 1:50
Pope Francis opened a landmark Vatican conference on the sexual abuse of children by priests on Thursday by saying the Church would "listen to the cry of the little ones seeking justice". Gracie Jerome reports.
Feb 16, 2019 1:11
The disgraced former American cardinal, Theodore McCarrick, is now the highest profile Vatican figure to be dismissed from priesthood in modern times. The allegations against him include sexual abuse of minors.
Feb 9, 2019 1:10
A cardinal who was dismissed from a senior Vatican post by Pope Francis has written his own “Manifesto of Faith,” in the latest attack on the pontiff’s authority by a leading member of the Church’s conservative wing.
Feb 3, 2019 1:14
Pope Francis on Sunday became the first pontiff to set foot on the Arabian Peninsula, just hours after issuing his strongest condemnation yet of the war in Yemen, where his host the United Arab Emirates has a leading military role.
Jan 25, 2019 1:20
Britain's Queen Elizabeth speaks out about respect and finding common ground -- comments widely understood as telling politicians falling out over Brexit to get their act together.
Jan 11, 2019 0:44
Hundreds of Christian worshipers gathered at Bethany beyond the Jordan on Friday, a site said to be the exact spot where Jesus was baptized, to celebrate the annual pilgrimage to the area.
Jan 9, 2019 1:00
Half a million Filipino Catholics flocked to the annual procession of a four century-old statue of Jesus Christ in Manila.
Jan 4, 2019 2:00
Poland's rural east is one of the most devoutly Catholic regions in Europe. When the Church's global sexual abuse crisis struck clergy here, it divided towns into camps of denial, fury, and loathing.