(RNS) The removals are the latest signs that Pope Francis aims to address the accountability of bishops in the sex abuse scandal, while also removing those who don’t reflect a humble and simple lifestyle.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The trial of the onetime Vatican diplomat, Jozef Wesolowski, was suspended after he was rushed to the hospital. It’s not clear what ails him, or when, or if, the trial will resume.
(RNS) Pope Francis has approved the first-ever system for judging, and possibly deposing, bishops who fail to protect children from abusive clerics, a major step in responding to Catholics who have been furious that guilty priests have been defrocked while bishops have largely escaped punishment.
(RNS) When Pope Benedict XVI accepted O’Brien’s resignation, O’Brien admitted “there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A longtime aide to Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley is among nine new members appointed by Pope Francis to the Vatican’s sex abuse commission.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski is the most senior Catholic official to be convicted by a Vatican body of sexually abusing minors.
(RNS) Even more important may have been O’Malley’s remarks about the Vatican creating a system for disciplining bishops through an accountability process that has put the global hierarchy on notice.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican’s chief spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, called the pope’s proposal a “good solution” to help alleviate a backlog of cases.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican said that the pope had taken the “onerous decision” to replace the bishop for “serious pastoral reasons.”