CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The number of Roman Catholic adherents in England and Wales fell by more than 90,000 in 2012, despite a wave of immigrants from Poland and other Eastern European countries with historically Catholic backgrounds.
Articles tagged “sex abuse scandal”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) According to the “List of Issues” submitted by the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Vatican will have to explain the measures it has put in place to “ensure that no member of the clergy currently accused of sexual abuse be allowed to remain in contact with children.”
(RNS) Pope Benedict XVI plans to visit Philadelphia in 2015, and while the trip may not happen at all — Benedict would be 88 — it nonetheless directly relates to a host of issues between the Vatican and the U.S. church that have dominated recent headlines. By David Gibson.