VATICAN CITY (RNS) Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, 65, is the highest-ranking church official to be found guilty of sex abuse and has two months to appeal his sentence before facing criminal proceedings at the Vatican.
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ROME (RNS) The panel’s criticism was far more muted than a scathing February report from the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child that asserted that the Vatican had fostered “impunity” for abusers.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Any serious look around the world at what the Holy See is doing and what local churches are doing shows clearly that there is no climate of impunity but a total commitment to clean house,” Archbishop Silvano Tomasi said.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “In many people’s minds it is an American problem, an Irish problem or a German problem,” said Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston referring to the sex abuse scandal. “The church has to face it is everywhere in the world. There is so much denial.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Rev. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican’s chief spokesman, urged the U.N. committee to resist pressure to include the sexual abuse of minors in a discussion about torture.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) At issue is whether the church’s handling of the sexual abuse scandal violates international norms against subjecting minors to torture, something that the Vatican’s chief spokesman denied on Tuesday.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Religious leaders urged immediate reinforcements for the existing U.N. mission to prevent the country from sliding further into chaos.
(RNS) More than 40 religious organizations have voiced support for the disability treaty. They join more than 700 U.S. disability, civil rights, business, and veteran organizations. It’s time for the U.S. Senate to do the same.
PARIS (RNS) The Central African Republic’s top Muslim and Christian clerics called Thursday for a United Nations peacekeeping force to end their country’s brutal conflict.