Vatican News

Vatican Clears Retired US Bishop of Multiple Abuse Claims

ROME (AP) — The Vatican has cleared a retired U.S. bishop of multiple allegations he sexually abused minors and teenagers, rejecting lay experts’ determination that a half-dozen claims were credible and instead slapping him on the wrist for what it …

Buffalo Bishop Resigns Under Fire for Handling of Misconduct

NEW YORK — Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo resigned Wednesday, forced to step aside amid mounting calls for his ouster from his staff, priests and public over his handling of allegations of clergy sexual misconduct. The Vatican said Pope Francis …

Pope to Set Up Panel to Speed Rulings on Sex Abuse Appeals

Pope Francis has moved to speed up rulings on appeals by clergy who have been accused of sex abuse of minors and other grave abuses. The Vatican announced on Tuesday that the pope is setting up a panel, made up …

U.S. Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Vatican Dismissed

Lawyers for a man who was sexually abused decades ago by a priest at a Wisconsin school for the deaf have asked a court to dismiss their lawsuit naming Pope Benedict XVI and other top Vatican officials as defendants. Attorney …

Vatican to Issue Letter on Abuse Guidelines

The Vatican on Monday will issue a new document designed to help bishops around the world craft guidelines to deal with clerical sex abuse cases, the latest effort by the Holy See to show it is trying to get tough …

Vatican Served with Court Documents in Wisconsin Abuse case

The U.S. State Department says the Vatican has been served with court papers stemming from decades-old allegations of sexual abuse against a now-deceased priest at a Wisconsin school for the deaf. In a news release Tuesday, the defendants’ attorney Jeff …