Aboard his return flight to Rome, Pope Francis said government officials have a moral right to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. He also spoke sternly about clergy sex abuse.
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PHILADELPHIA (RNS) “For those who were abused by a member of the clergy, I am deeply sorry for the times when you or your family spoke out, to report the abuse, but you were not heard or believed,” the pope said.
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) The settlement will be filed as part of the church’s plan to restructure in U.S. Bankruptcy Court more than four years after the archdiocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
(RNS) Mennonites grapple with a paradox: One of the most influential shapers of the idea of Christian pacifism and nonviolence repeatedly committed acts of sexual violence.
Prosecutors in Minnesota cite a “disturbing” pattern of systemic errors over decades in the leadership of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Peter Saunders, who was abused by a priest as a child, claimed Cardinal George Pell had not done enough to tackle pedophile priests when he was Australia’s leading cleric.
CASABLANCA (Reuters) Girls as young as eight are forced to go to camps where they are shown how to please a man in bed in order to prepare them for married life, activists said at an international conference on ending child marriage.
(RNS) A two-year investigation led by Billy Graham’s grandson concluded that the school poorly responded to victims of sexual assault.
NEW YORK (RNS) Hillsong founder Brian Houston said that the victim who came forward to him asked him not to tell the police about his father’s sexual abuse. “I would’ve gone to the police,” he said, if he had known about abuse reporting laws.